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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.

Settlement agreed in wheelchair taxi case

Settlement agreed in wheelchair taxi case
A 31-year old Derry solicitor has, with the support of the Equality Commission, settled his disability discrimination case against a taxi-driver and a local taxi firm.
 

Why getting equality right is crucial for business in NI

Why getting equality right is crucial for business in NI
Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow explains why getting equality right in the workplace is essential for the business community.

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.
 

Opportunity for all is the key, Dr Evelyn Collins tells Graduates

Opportunity for all is the key, Dr Evelyn Collins tells Graduates
Chief Executive Evelyn Collins receives award of Doctor of Laws (LDD) from University of Ulster and tells Graduates opportunity for all is the key.

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.

Recommendations to achieve racial equality

Recommendations to achieve racial equality
Over the past week public statements about the Islamic faith raised great controversy in Northern Ireland and further afield.