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Welcome to 'Here's the thing..." - The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland's blog

Here you will find reflections and comment on issues relating to equality and good relations by contributors
from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow asks "Do we still need Pride?"

Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow


The Equality Commission’s Senior Policy Officer Deborah Howe says it is vital that the Chartered Institute of Housing's 'Rethinking social housing NI' project reflects the needs of all the people in Northern Ireland.

Posted on 09 Apr 2018 by Deborah Howe

David Shutts

David Shutts, OBE, founder of health charity ASTRiiD, looks at the issue of employees affected by cancer

Posted on 19 Feb 2018 by David Shutts OBE

Dr Michael Wardlow

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow reflects on 2017 and looks at how we can become a more equal society.

Posted on 04 Jan 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow

Sexual Harassment
All employees are legally protected from sexual harassment in the workplace. Roisin Kelly, from the Equality Commission's Advisory Services Team, looks at the practical procedures employers can use to address it.

Posted on 18 Dec 2017 by Roisin Kelly

Paul Oakes
In the aftermath of the recent Helen Scott case, Paul Oakes, Advice & Compliance Division, writes on what employers need to do to deal with sectarian harassment in the workplace.

Posted on 16 Nov 2017 by Paul Oakes

Paul Noonan
Government cannot ignore the impact of welfare reform on people with disabilities.
Blog article by by Paul Noonan, Senior Policy Officer, Equality Commission NI

Posted on 14 Nov 2017 by Web Team

Michael Wardlow
All of us, at some time, came up against 'the school bully'. Whether it was an overt threat made to us, or the more subtle menacing stare, bullying remains a persistent long-term problem. In NI Anti-Bullying Week, Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow blogs on bullying in schools.

Posted on 13 Nov 2017 by Web Team

Anne McKernan
Sexual harassment at work has increased by nearly a third in five years.
Blog article by Anne McKernan, Head of Legal Services, Equality Commission NI

Posted on 09 Nov 2017 by Web Team

Roisin Mallon
The need for age discrimination protection in relation to goods, facilities and services.
Blog article by Roisin Mallon, Senior Policy Manager, Equality Commission NI

Posted on 17 Oct 2017 by Roisin Mallon
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