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#Discrimination

From TheJournal.ie Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules Direct Provision

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

From TheJournal.ie Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory' Social Welfare

Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory'

Over 140 people have had their welfare payments stopped after travelling abroad – but others receiving State benefits aren’t affected.

From TheJournal.ie 'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness WRC

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness

The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.

From TheJournal.ie Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Temporary Wage Subsidy

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace Harassment

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism Discrimination

Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism

He said he has been subjected to name-calling but never anything violent.

From TheJournal.ie Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family WRC

Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family

A mother and her two children took cases to the Workplace Relations Commission, claiming they’d been discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation Discrimination

Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation

The man’s employer blamed the ‘communication thing’.

From TheJournal.ie Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school WRC

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

From The42 'Let him give up football' - Barnes criticises Sancho's racism comments Discrimination

'Let him give up football' - Barnes criticises Sancho's racism comments

The former Liverpool star addressed comments made by Sancho regarding a recent spate of racism.

From TheJournal.ie 'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign Harassment

'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign

The Workplace Relations Commission condemned the employer for failing to stop the abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Garda management feared Sikh members could win discrimination cases over turban ban Uniform

Garda management feared Sikh members could win discrimination cases over turban ban

Earlier this year the force announced a change to rules in relation to uniforms to allow the wearing of turbans and hijabs.

From TheJournal.ie Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?' Discrimination

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

From The42 FA welcomes players' anti-racism manifesto, warns against unilateral action Enough

FA welcomes players' anti-racism manifesto, warns against unilateral action

The governing body also recommended that if players are racially abused and want to walk off the pitch in protest, that they leave it to the referee.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

From TheJournal.ie 'I left feeling like s**t': AIB criticised for 'presuming' Irish woman was international student Racial Assumptions

'I left feeling like s**t': AIB criticised for 'presuming' Irish woman was international student Exclusive

Sarah* (20) was born in Ireland to Chinese parents. She now attends the National College of Ireland (NCI).

From The42 'It is really sad that things like this are happening in 2019' Discrimination

'It is really sad that things like this are happening in 2019'

Germany’s stars have condemned racist abuse aimed at two of their players.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k Discrimination

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

From TheJournal.ie Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites Civil Partnership

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites

This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland Diversity

Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland

This group is also over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment when compared to white Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian' WRC

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'

The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.

From TheJournal.ie System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance Mental Health

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said that legislation needed updated to reflect a more “modern understanding of mental health”.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor tells High Court she was discriminated against because she is 'a woman and a black African' Mental Health Commission

Solicitor tells High Court she was discriminated against because she is 'a woman and a black African'

The solicitor was asked about her qualifications and training while representing a patient at a Mental Health tribunal.

From The42 PFAI calls on English and Scottish FA's to investigate 'all incidents of anti-Irish discrimination' Discrimination

PFAI calls on English and Scottish FA's to investigate 'all incidents of anti-Irish discrimination'

The PFAI and Show Racism the Red Card have stood in solidarity with James McClean and Neil Lennon.

From TheJournal.ie Sacked French woman awarded €10k for discrimination on the grounds of nationality Compensation

Sacked French woman awarded €10k for discrimination on the grounds of nationality

The woman was accused of making “over familiar” comments to other staff.

From TheJournal.ie One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services ESRI

One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services

People with disabilities are more likely to experience discrimination than people who don’t have a disability.

From TheJournal.ie Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race' Compensation

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

From TheJournal.ie Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages WRC

Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie 'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination Moved Out

'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination

It was found that the woman was discriminated against by the landlord and was awarded the equivalent of three months’ rent.

From TheJournal.ie Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000 Unfair Dismissal

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

From TheJournal.ie Four female lecturers at NUIG promoted after settling gender discrimination case High Court

Four female lecturers at NUIG promoted after settling gender discrimination case

The proceedings were taken after the four claimed they were overlooked for promotions between 2008 and 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds Discrimination

Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds

The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent Discrimination

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

From TheJournal.ie Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing Discrimination

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Russian MP criticised for saying don't have sex with men from different races during World Cup Tamara Pletneva

Russian MP criticised for saying don't have sex with men from different races during World Cup

Tamara Pletneva says mixed-race children will face discrimination and will suffer.

From TheJournal.ie Egyptian baggage handler refused job at Dublin Airport by agency after being told he was 'too old and slow' Discrimination

Egyptian baggage handler refused job at Dublin Airport by agency after being told he was 'too old and slow'

The man, a naturalised Irish citizen, had held several other manual roles at the airport over the previous nine years.

From TheJournal.ie Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts Discrimination

Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts

A change to day shifts was supported by the man’s GP and by an occupational health physician.

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