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European network of legal experts in gender and non-discrimination

Ireland

Gender discrimination in access to promotion

Date: 4 August 2015. Topics
Coming into force of legislation merging Irish equality and human rights bodies

State of affairs 01 January 2014

Date: 20 November 2014. Topics
Whether bank discriminated against transgender woman by requiring her to open a new bank account in her new legal name
Tribunal orders re-instatement and awards redress in a case involving disability, lack of reasonable accommodation, and discriminatory dismissal.
Date: 19 July 2013. Topics
Age ground, volunteer workers, employee status, discriminatory dismissal
Date: 19 July 2013. Topics
Landmark decision of the Labour Court overturns a decision of the Equality Tribunal to the effect that caps on redundancy payments constituted indirect discrimination on grounds of age (and would only be lawful if objectively justifiable).
Date: 19 July 2013. Topics
Important report on the devastating impact of austerity cuts on Travellers, Traveller Projects and Services
Ireland signs (but still has to ratify) the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date: 25 January 2013. Topics
Ireland signs (but still has to ratify) the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date: 25 January 2013. Topics

Draft Legislation to merge Irish Equality Authority and Human Rights Commission

Irish Equality Authority to be heard as amicus curiae for only the third time in a High Court appeal in the Traveller school admissions case

Disproportionate budget cuts to Traveller education services
€25,000 awarded by Equality Tribunal for harassment and discriminatory treatment in conditions of employment on grounds of race
Circuit court upholds school admission policy which Equality Tribunal had declared discriminatory against Travellers
Successful Tenancy Age Discrimination case for 73 year old returned emigrant welcomed by Equality Authority.
Date: 15 August 2011. Topics
Traveller children less likely to be able to comply with conditions of admission to a secondary school
Practice of annotating final school examination of students with dyslexia
Date: 11 February 2011. Topics

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