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Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland

Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland
“I believe that Mela shows the true face of Northern Ireland,” Deputy Commissioner Jane Morrice said. “One which  welcomes all the people who come here, enjoys different cultures and accepts in friendship people of all races and nationalities, as we expect to be welcomed when we travel to other countries for work or leisure.”

Bakery assistant awarded £23,000 in sex discrimination case

Bakery assistant awarded £23,000 in sex discrimination case
A former bakery assistant with the firm of Melting Moments in Fermanagh has been awarded compensation by a Tribunal which found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

Award of £45,000 for Belfast docker, harassed and unfairly dismissed

Award of £45,000 for Belfast docker, harassed and unfairly dismissed
The Industrial Tribunal has found that 51 year old Belfast docker Martin Sheil was the victim of discrimination and harassment at work on the grounds of his sexual orientation and that he was unfairly dismissed by his employer, Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries Ltd.
 

Advancing Diversity in the Workplace Award

Advancing Diversity in the Workplace Award
The Equality Commission is sponsoring a category in this year's Women in Business Awards 2014.

Employers have led the way in promoting diversity

Employers have led the way in promoting diversity
Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow explains how employers have led the way in promoting diversity.

Maternity rights key for sex equality at work

Maternity rights key for sex equality at work
Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow explains why maternity rights are key for sex equality in the workplace.
 

New UNCRPD research launched in Belfast

New UNCRPD research launched in Belfast
New research from the Equality Commission on the policy gaps affecting people with disabilities has been launched.
Read Commissioner Murray Watt's speech or go straight to the summary or full report of the research.

Sign up to the racial equality common platform document

Sign up to the racial equality common platform document
The Commission urges those who are concerned about racial equality policy in NI to sign up to the Common Platform document.

Powerful roles for women remain a work in progress

Powerful roles for women remain a work in progress
Dr Evelyn Collins reflects on how women are still under-represented at senior management level, in board rooms, and in public life.