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How is our work influencing life in Northern Ireland and delivering equality? Learn more about our policy, legal and research work.

Fair Employment

Law reform
Law reform

What you need to know


Fair Employment Law Reform

The Equality Act 2010 has simplified and harmonised equality legislation in Great Britain and we are calling for the NI Assembly to make urgent changes to current equality legislation.

Read our recommendations to changes to the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998:


Extend workforce monitoring to include grounds of nationality and ethnic origin

We recommend the extension of workforce monitoring, under the fair employment legislation, to include grounds of nationality and ethnic origin.  Our Statement on Key Inequalities in Northern Ireland (pdf, 2007) acknowledged that migration has resulted in a major change to the composition of the workforce of Northern Ireland.

We believe that workforce monitoring should play a major part in establishing patterns of employment across sectors and assist employers in assessing the impact of their employment practices and procedures on particular ethnic minority groups in the workplace.

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