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Unsure of your equality rights and the law?
Your Equality Commission
Promoting equality, challenging discrimination 1999-2019
Our work
Annual Review 2017-18

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 - Tel: 028 90 500 600, email:  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 - Promoting Equality, Challenging Discrimination 1999-2019
Our work
A short guide to the role and services of the Equality Commission NI (pdf)

Compared to five years ago, we took 10% more calls to our discrimination advice line, 20% more general advice calls from employers and provided equality training to 110% more people. This demonstrates the ongoing importance of the Equality Commission’s work to people’s lives in Northern Ireland.

Download our Annual Review 2017-18 (pdf)

Advisor resources

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

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Guide to Tribunals

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

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Privacy / GDPR
We are fully committed to protecting the rights and privacy of our clients and other individuals in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.  Download our Legal Services Privacy Notice (pdf)

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.

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028 90 500 600