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Mela the true face of Northern Ireland

Mela 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.
 

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.

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.
 

Even on social media, we should be open to others' opinions

Even on social media, we should be open to others' opinions

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow considers the use and abuse of social media and says that we need to consider that even those who disagree with us may sometimes have a point.



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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.