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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.

Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland

Mela Festival - 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.
 

Positive steps to improve gender balance in STEM industries

Positive steps to improve gender balance in STEM industries

Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive of the Equality Commission, has welcomed a commitment by one of Northern Ireland’s major employers to encourage more women to take up scientific and technical jobs in its workforce.

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. 

Working with business on STEM

Working with business on STEM
Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow explains why companies should be encouraged to recruit more women into STEM industries.
 

Article on flags and emblems by Dr Michael Wardlow

Article on flags and emblems by Dr Michael Wardlow
Solving problems around flags and emblems needs courageous leadership and a clear legal framework says Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow.

Commission to proceed with bakery case

Commission to proceed with bakery case
The Commission confirms that it has written to the solicitors acting for Ashers Bakery Company Ltd responding to the points made in their earlier letter on behalf of the company and its directors and setting out the grounds on which unlawful discrimination is alleged.

Commission welcomes report challenging myths on migrant workers

Commission welcomes report challenging myths on migrant workers
The Equality Commission has welcomed the publication of the report “Challenging Racism – Ending Hate” by “Unite Against Hate”.