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Belfast Mela, Botanic Gardens, this Sunday!

Belfast Mela, Botanic Gardens, this Sunday!
The Equality Commission will be joining thousands of people at Belfast Mela in Botanic Gardens, Belfast, on Sunday 24th August - come and see us there!

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.
 

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.






Making equality work for women in STEM

Making equality work for women in STEM
Twenty leading employers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector in Northern Ireland have signed up to a new equality charter to demonstrate their commitment to improving gender balance in their business.

Equality Training Sessions: June, September - October 2014

Equality Training Sessions: June, September - October 2014
Equality training for employers and staff - free and CPD certified.
 

The difficulties and opportunities of dealing with our past

The difficulties and opportunities of dealing with our past

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow reflects on the difficulties and opportunities when dealing with the legacy of our past.

To combat hate crime we must challenge prejudice

To combat hate crime we must challenge prejudice
Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow explains why a collective response is needed to combat the negative attitudes which lead to hate crime, and the responsibility is on all of us.

Rainbow families speech at Carafriend event

Rainbow families speech at Carafriend event
Chief Executive Evelyn Collins makes Rainbow Families speech at Carafriend event, 5 June 2014, Belfast.