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Legal decisions and settlements search facility now available

Legal decisions and settlements search facility now available
A new feature on the website is the digest of all the resolved legal cases the Equality Commission has supported, whether decisions or settlements.

Refusal of man wearing poppy

Refusal of man wearing poppy
Belfast County Court decides that a man who was turned away from licensed premises in Belfast because he was wearing a poppy suffered unlawful discrimination.

Religious discrimination case

Religious discrimination case
An employment tribunal has found that a printing and merchandising firm unlawfully discriminated against a Belfast man on grounds of religious belief and unfairly dismissed him.
 

Diversity in the workforce can benefit your business

Diversity in the workforce can benefit your business
The positive actions employers can take to help people with a disability find work were spelt out at Belfast City Hall today. “Making Equality Work – recruiting disabled people” was the theme at an event hosted by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in partnership with the Department for Employment and Learning, Belfast City Council, Employers for Disability Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Union for Supported Employment.

Disability - Access to Employment

Disability - Access to Employment
Times are tough and in the present economic situation means a lot of people are looking for work, a situation which presents problems for all job seekers, but particularly those who face additional barriers, often unseen.

Recruiting Disabled People

Recruiting Disabled People
Half day conference on recruiting people with disabilities, Belfast City Hall, April 9 2014
 

Play park decision breaches Equality Scheme

Play park decision breaches Equality Scheme
An Investigation by the Equality Commission has found that Newry and Mourne District Council failed to comply with its own equality scheme when deciding to retain the name “The Raymond McCreesh Park” for a Council owned children’s play park.

NI Commissioners call for age discrimination protection for all

NI Commissioners call for age discrimination protection for all
People of all ages should be protected under proposed new age legislation covering the provision of goods, facilities and services.

Racist hate attacks condemned

Racist hate attacks condemned

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow has condemned two separate pipe bomb attacks on Romanian families in Derry on Saturday.