Workplace Relations Commission – New Guide to Employment and Equality Law

For those who are interested, the Workplace Relations Commission have published a new guide on their website on Employment and Equality Law, a copy of which is available to download here.

By |2019-10-18T10:24:57+00:00June 16th, 2016|Blog, Contracts of Employment, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, latest news, Unfair Dismissal, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Workplace Relations Commission – New Guide to Employment and Equality Law

Unfair Dismissal and Discriminatory Dismissal – Is it possible to claim both under Section 101 of the Equality Act 1998 (as amended)

The recent case of Astrid McCarey v High Lennon and Associates UD909/2012 deals with the the jurisdictional issue under Section 101(2) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 (as amended). Background The claimant in this case lodged a claim for unfair dismissal under Section 8 of the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977 [...]

Interesting Employment Appeals Tribunal Case On Duplication of Proceedings

The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal case of Beverley Morgan v Irish Horse Welfare Trust Limited UD53/2012. WT 13/2012, MN 24/2014 is a useful synopsis of the law in respect of both parallel proceedings before the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the High Court and the powers of the Tribunal in this [...]

Discrimination and Victimisation – Equality Tribunal Awards €80,000

In the recently published Equality Tribunal decision A Prison Officer v The Prison Service, the complainant was awarded €80,000 for the effects of discrimination and victimisation under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 (as amended).The complainant alleged that he was discriminated against when the respondent failed to place him on a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:32+00:00September 17th, 2013|Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal Decisions August 2013, latest news, Victimisation|Comments Off on Discrimination and Victimisation – Equality Tribunal Awards €80,000

Retirement Age, Fixed Term Contracts and Discrimination -One Year’s Salary awarded

In the recent equality tribunal decision of Michael McPhillips v ISS Facility Services (DEC-2013-042) the complainant argued that he was subjected to discriminatory dismissal by the respondent on the grounds of age contrary to Section 6 of the Act of the Employment Equality Acts ("the Acts"). He also made a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:10+00:00June 19th, 2013|Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal decisions May 2013, Fixed Term Workers, latest news, Litigation, retirement age, Victimisation|Comments Off on Retirement Age, Fixed Term Contracts and Discrimination -One Year’s Salary awarded

Equality Tribunal orders Bank of Ireland to pay €30,000 for discrimination

In the recent decision of Grainne Campbell v Bank of Ireland Private Banking DEC 2013-046, the claimant was awarded €30,000 for discrimination. A full copy of the decision is accessible here. 1. Background and Summary of Complainants Case The complainant contended that she was subjected to discriminatory treatment by the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:10+00:00June 18th, 2013|Discrimination, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal decisions May 2013, latest news, Litigation, Maternity, Pregnancy at Work, Sick Leave|Comments Off on Equality Tribunal orders Bank of Ireland to pay €30,000 for discrimination

Selected Issues in Irish Equality Law 2008 to 2011 – Useful Report from Equality Authority

For those who missed this previously, the Equality Authority have a very useful resource published in February of this year outlining selected issues in equality law from 2008 to 2011 and written by David Fennelly BL. A full copy of the report is linked here . The report is broken [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:10+00:00June 6th, 2013|Equality, Equality Authority|Comments Off on Selected Issues in Irish Equality Law 2008 to 2011 – Useful Report from Equality Authority

Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2013 – proposed changes include extension of general definition of discrimination

The Employment Equality Bill 2013 was published by the Oireachtas on Monday this week. The Bill proposes to amend the existing Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 and thereby extend the general definition of discrimination to include discrimination on the grounds of gender identity, as well as to extend general [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:02+00:00February 27th, 2013|Discrimination, Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2013, Equality, Equality Authority, latest news|Comments Off on Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2013 – proposed changes include extension of general definition of discrimination

Unisex Insurance and proposed gender equality from 21st December 2012 – what does it all mean?

From December 21st 2012,  it will no longer be permitted to offer differing premiums and/or benefits to policy holders based on gender. The proposed changes arose as a result of a decision of the European Court of Justice of the European Union in the Test-Achats case (Case C-236/09 Association Belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL, 1 March 2011) [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:17:04+00:00November 22nd, 2012|Equality, Equality Authority, Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unisex Insurance and proposed gender equality from 21st December 2012 – what does it all mean?

Equality Authority calls for new/ amended legislation so that genetic mothers of surrogate babies be entitled to take maternity leave and claim child-benefit payments

In its final annual report (published on 9th July 2012) before being merged with the Human Rights Commission, the Equality Authority has drawn attention to the issue of the non-recognition in law of biological mothers of babies born to surrogate mothers. The Authority is calling for new or amended legislation [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:16:01+00:00July 11th, 2012|Equality Authority|Comments Off on Equality Authority calls for new/ amended legislation so that genetic mothers of surrogate babies be entitled to take maternity leave and claim child-benefit payments