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Guide dog owner settles case with Bangor restaurant

Guide dog owner settles case with Bangor restaurant
A blind man who was turned away from a restaurant because he was with his guide dog has welcomed the settlement his case which was supported by the Equality Commission.

International Women’s Day 2015 – Let’s Vote for Change

International Women’s Day 2015 – Let’s Vote for Change
We are calling for increased representation of women in political life in Northern Ireland.

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.
 

Places now available on the Employer Training Programme: April-June

Places now available on the Employer Training Programme:  April-June
New training and information sessions have been added to the Equality Commission's Employer Training Programme for April - June 2015.

Ards traders welcome disabled customers

Ards traders welcome disabled customers
First traders in Newtownards commit to making their premises more welcoming to disabled people: the Every Customer Counts initiative

Businesses must not be blind to disability law

Businesses must not be blind to disability law
Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow explains why businesses must comply with disability law.
 

New article: Uncomfortable Conversations

New article: Uncomfortable Conversations
If we took time to look at our past through a lens of generosity we might be able to reimagine a shared future which embraces the needs of the ‘other’.

Equality Commission welcomes appointment of new Commissioners

Equality Commission welcomes appointment of new Commissioners
The Equality Commission has welcomed the appointment of eleven new Commissioners.

Commission calls for a strengthened Racial Equality Strategy

Commission calls for a strengthened Racial Equality Strategy
International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination