A former midwifery student at Queen's University Belfast has settled a disability discrimination case against the university for £20,000.
Published 4 December 2020
Geraldine McGahey, chief commission of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, notes the continued importance of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Published 3 December 2020
The Home Office's widely-condemned "hostile environment" measures breached equality law with particular impact on black members of the Windrush generation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said.
Published 25 November 2020
A man who was discriminated against by a letting agency for being a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has won compensation through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
Published 20 November 2020
Discrimination on the ground of criminal conviction should be banned in equality legislation, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.
Published 9 November 2020
A transgender woman supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has settled a sex discrimination case against retailer Debenhams for £9,000 with no admission of liability.
Published 16 January 2020
The belief that sex is "biologically immutable" and transgender people should be treated and referred to as the sex they were assigned at birth is not a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, a tribunal has ruled.
Published 20 December 2019
Anne McKernan, head of legal services at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, considers whether a discrimination case before the courts can really lead to change.
Published 19 November 2019
A woman who was unlawfully dismissed because of her pregnancy has been awarded nearly £28,000 in compensation.
Published 25 September 2019
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has settled an age discrimination case brought by its chief executive Roisin McDonough for £12,000, without admission of liability.
Published 8 May 2019
A bank has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €4,000 in compensation to a Syrian refugee who was denied a bank account.
Published 10 April 2019
A transgender woman who was asked to leave a Dublin bar last year has won an out-of-court settlement and a public apology.
Published 19 March 2019
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has appeared before the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations made in the workplace.
Published 15 March 2019
A boy of mixed race who was asked to leave a store in County Down has been paid £3,000 in settlement of his case alleging racial discrimination.
Published 28 February 2019
A housing association which provides accommodation exclusively for Orthodox families has defeated an application for judicial review by a mother and her young son over its allocation policy.
Published 6 February 2019