Press Releases

The Equality Authority has welcomed the new report ‘Strategic Policy Framework for Equality Issues’ of the National Economic and Social Forum. “This report establishes the terms for debating and for further developing our approach as a society to equality”, stated Niall Crowley, Chief Executive of the Equality Authority. “The emphasis on mainstreaming equality – creating […]

Last year 12% of the caseload of the Equality Authority under the Employment Equality Act referred to incidents of sexual harassment and harassment on new grounds such as race, sexual orientation and disability in particular. At the launch of the Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and Harassment in the Workplace, Kate Hayes Chairperson of […]

The Equality Authority has expressed grave concern at the unexpected announcement by Minister John O’ Donoghue of a proposed amendment to the Equal Status Act, 2000 and the extension to the Terms of Reference of the Liquor Licensing Commission. The proposals appear to be premature, to have a capacity to undermine the general principals of […]

The Equality Authority welcomed the decision of the ODEI Equality Officer in favour of Ms. Barbara Freeman (represented by Mandate) in her case against Superquinn (represented by IBEC). This is the first case to be won on the marital status and family status grounds under the Employment Equality Act, 1998. “This is a significant case […]

The Equality Authority welcomes the decision by the Office of the Director of Equality Investigations which upheld that, a man aged 72 years who was refused entry to the Q Bar, was the victim of age discrimination. This is the first successful case by an older person on the age ground under the Equal Status […]

The Equality Authority today welcomed the decision issued by the ODEI in the case of Nora Barrett vs Menlo Park Hotel Galway under the Equal Status Act. The ODEI Equality Officer found in favour of Nora Barrett. “This case is valuable for the steps taken by the Menlo Park Hotel on foot of the incident […]

An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Harney, T.D., will launch the second nationwide Family Friendly Workplace Day at the Equality Authority on 1st March 2002. The Family Friendly Workplace is one where workers are assisted in combining employment with their family life, their caring responsibilities and their personal life outside of […]

An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Harney, T.D., will launch the second nationwide Family Friendly Workplace Day at the Equality Authority on 1st March 2002. The Family Friendly Workplace is one where workers are assisted in combining employment with their family life, their caring responsibilities and their personal life outside of […]

The Equality Authority will tomorrow launch its scheme of Equality Reviews and Action Plans in Kerry at a meeting with employers and trade unions. “Equality reviews support workplace change and compliance with equality legislation. The reviews explore policy, practice, procedures and perceptions in the workplace for their contribution to equality outcomes. They provide the raw […]

The Equality Authority welcomes the highly significant recommendation made by the Labour Court which held that the school was directly liable for the sexual harassment of two teachers by pupils. The Labour Court also found in favour of the Equality Authority in holding that the failure of the school to exercise adequate control exposed all […]

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