Articles



NI: Understanding discrimination by association

Maxine Orr, partner at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, considers two cases whereby an employee was not required to share the relevant protected characteristic in order to claim discrimination by association.

Published 23 March 2016

Pre-birth judicial approval model could be the surrogacy solution

Dr Brian Tobin of NUI Galway writes on potential solutions to the challenges of legislating for surrogacy in Ireland.

Published 22 March 2016

Blog: Cancer misdiagnosis in Wexford general hospital

Karen Kearney, medical negligence solicitor at Ernest J. Cantillon Solicitors in Cork, writes about the latest medical negligence fiasco.

Published 4 March 2016

NI: Employment Bill passed at the NI Assembly – What changes will it bring?

Rachel Richardson, director at Tughans Solicitors in Belfast, comments on the Employment Bill which has reached the Final Reading stage at the NI Assembly.

Published 3 March 2016

NI: Female employee awarded £50k settlement in sex discrimination case

Maxine Orr, partner at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, reflects on the lessons of a recent sex discrimination case that resulted in a £50k settlement.

Published 3 February 2016

NI: A request to speak English in the workplace – is this Race Discrimination?

Maxine Orr, partner at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, examines whether Northern Ireland employers who ask staff to speak English are breaking the law. 

Published 2 February 2016

NI: Court of Appeal rules against Polish GP’s claims of discrimination and unfair dismissal

Maxine Orr, partner at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, explains the case of a Polish GP who failed in a discrimination claim.

Published 29 January 2016

Blog: Data Protection Day 2016 – 4 Trends for the Coming Year

The Technology, Media and Communications Team at Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran offers analysis of coming trends in the field of data protection.

Published 28 January 2016

Blog: Deportation, ISIS and the Irish Courts

Darragh Coffey, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, writes about the ongoing deportation case of a suspected Islamic extremist.

Published 18 January 2016

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Published 15 January 2016