Legal Assistance

The Commission through its legal functions can also provide practical assistance, including under specific circumstances, legal representation, to persons in vindicating their rights under human rights and anti-discrimination legislation, in particular under the Employment Equality Acts 1998–2015, the Equal Status Acts 2000–2015, the European Convention on Human Rights Acts 2003 and 2014, and more generally in relation to the protection and promotion of human rights and equality.

Recent cases

Service in a licensed premises: December 2017

Travellers Denied Service Secure Settlement and Redress

Human rights of children in the provision of housing: September 2017

Donegal County Council Agrees to Reconsider Housing Application for Traveller Family Following High Court Challenge

Retirement age and family discrimination: August 2017

Retirement Age and Family Discrimination Case Resolved Ahead of Hearing

Kim Cahill v. Minister for Education and Science: May 2017

Supreme Court clarifies duties towards students in disability discrimination case