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Unsure of your equality rights or the law? We can provide advice and assistance for people who feel they have been discriminated against.
How We Can Help
Unsure of your equality rights and the law?
Your Equality Commission
Improving people's lives
What we do
How We Can Help

You are protected against discrimination when:

- working or seeking work
- buying or renting goods, services and housing
- accessing and using educational services provided by primary and secondary schools

Various protections exist in relation to age, disability, race, religious or similar philosophical belief, political opinion, sex, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy & maternity, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

If you believe you may have been discriminated against please contact us for further assistance.  We may be able to help you resolve your situation, or you may be able to bring a complaint to a tribunal or county court.  Don't delay - time limits apply.





The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - Improving people's lives

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - What we do

Advisor resources

We can assist organisations and groups who provide advice to people who believe they have been discriminated against.

New section:
Pregnancy and maternity at work: your employment rights (FAQs)

Guide to Tribunals

Read our layperson's guide to taking a case of discrimination to Tribunal. It explains the processes and procedures involved.


Decisions & Settlements

The Equality Commission has supported many people who were prepared to challenge discrimination in the workplace, in education and in the provision of services.

Speak to one of our advisors
10am-4pm, Monday-Friday

028 90 500 600