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#Discrimination

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From TheJournal.ie System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance Mental Health

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance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

From TheJournal.ie Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list Discrimination

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

From TheJournal.ie Bakers in 'gay cake' row to have appeal heard in Supreme Court today Ashers Bakery

Bakers in 'gay cake' row to have appeal heard in Supreme Court today

It is the first time the UK Supreme Court has heard a case in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work Discrimination

'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work

The man also claimed that a colleague had spoken to him in a racist ‘Chinese-style’ fashion.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet Discrimination Case

Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet

The woman claims she overheard a member of staff say to another, ‘Don’t worry about her, she is just an itinerant’.

From TheJournal.ie Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for a day to give staff 'racial-bias education' Crisis Management

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for a day to give staff 'racial-bias education'

An incident where police were called because two black men hadn’t bought anything in a branch went viral last week.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats Front Row Seats

Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats

The family claimed they were discriminated against under the Equal Status Act.

From TheJournal.ie French waiter fired for rudeness says it is 'discrimination against my culture' Discrimination

French waiter fired for rudeness says it is 'discrimination against my culture'

Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver restaurant, filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog Discrimination

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'No-one else has to do this' - Irish Rail criticised over new travel plans for wheelchair users Access

'No-one else has to do this' - Irish Rail criticised over new travel plans for wheelchair users

Today Irish Rail invited people with disabilities to take a train ride from Connolly to Howth to talk about changes to the service.

From TheJournal.ie Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy' Discrimination

Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy'

The state training body has carried out research on difficulties facing older people.

From TheJournal.ie Life with albinism: 'Being shouted at, laughed at and pointed at regularly' Read Me

Life with albinism: 'Being shouted at, laughed at and pointed at regularly'

The sad thing is this has happened so many times I’ve accepted it as normal, writes Sinead McManus.

From TheJournal.ie Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage' Poverty

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

From TheJournal.ie Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men James Damore

Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men

The complaint said some employees “were ostracised, belittled, and punished” for their views.

From TheJournal.ie Shop which told pregnant employee to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000 Discrimination

Shop which told pregnant employee to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000

The Labour Court ruled that Karolina Poslajko had been discriminated against by her former employer, Kildare town-based Clelands Supermarkets Ltd.

From TheJournal.ie Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS Discrimination

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

From The42 Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup Discrimination

Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup

LGBT supporters travelling to Russia need to be ‘cautious’, according to anti-discrimination group Fare.

From TheJournal.ie John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign Discrimination

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

From TheJournal.ie Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people Equality

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie 'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination' Discrimination

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

From TheJournal.ie The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address' Opinion

The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'

A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast woman wins discrimination case after colleague shouted 'tiocfaidh ár lá' at her Sectarian Jibe

Belfast woman wins discrimination case after colleague shouted 'tiocfaidh ár lá' at her

The NI Fair Employment Tribunal said the phrase “has a clear sectarian significance”.

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