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Investigation into pregnancy/ maternity in the workplace

Investigation into pregnancy/ maternity in the workplace
The Equality Commission is to conduct an investigation into the treatment of pregnant workers and mothers in workplaces across Northern Ireland.

Appointments to the Equality Commission for 2015

Appointments to the Equality Commission for 2015
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

Every customer counts: promoting accessible services

Every customer counts: promoting accessible services
The Commission has launched a new initiative to promote accessible services for people with disabilities.
 

Why age discrimination law reform is needed

Why age discrimination law reform is needed
Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow explains why protection against age discrimination is important for people accessing goods, facilities and services.

Workforce diversity has made a valuable contribution

Workforce diversity has made a valuable contribution
Chief Commissioner sets out how employers can ensure workers from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

Free equality training in Newry, Ballymena and Craigavon

Free equality training in Newry, Ballymena and Craigavon
Equality training for local employers and business owners is coming to Ballymena, Craigavon and Newry this autumn/winter. 
 

Formal Investigation visits Fermanagh

Formal Investigation visits Fermanagh
The Equality Commission's Formal Investigation into the treatment of pregnant workers and mothers at work is coming to Enniskillen this week. The team is holding one if its first focus groups in the town's Castle Island Community Centre. Local women are invited to complete the online survey

Building a united community needs leadership and good example

Building a united community needs leadership and good example
Political leaders should demonstrate their commitment to a shared future by showing respect and tolerance for difference in their own words and their own behaviour.

Human Rights Day 2014

Human Rights Day 2014

Statement from Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow to mark Human Rights Day 2014