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#Gender Discrimination

From TheJournal.ie Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case WRC

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case

The WRC said the school had discriminated against her in the interview process for a principal post.

From TheJournal.ie Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions WRC

Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions

The club changed its policy after the woman complained, and offered her a free meal by way of apology.

From TheJournal.ie Golfer loses discrimination case against Co Wicklow club which held male-only competition Gender Discrimination

Golfer loses discrimination case against Co Wicklow club which held male-only competition

The woman, who described herself as a “keen golfer”, took the case after being refused entry to the open day because of her gender.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pink tax' on products aimed at women should be boycotted - Senator Unfair

'Pink tax' on products aimed at women should be boycotted - Senator

Labour’s Lorraine Higgins says it’s an example of “gender price discrimination”.

From TheJournal.ie University ordered to pay €70k to lecturer passed over for promotion Gender Discrimination

University ordered to pay €70k to lecturer passed over for promotion

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, who lectures in botany, was discriminated against on the grounds of gender, it was found.

From TheJournal.ie Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women Discrimination

Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women

In a survey, both male and female professionals said demanding family commitments was the reason for not taking up the opportunity.

From TheJournal.ie Car insurance premiums for female drivers set to soar after December Car Insurance

Car insurance premiums for female drivers set to soar after December

New European Commission rules will mean that insurers can no longer take gender into consideration when assessing customers.

From TheJournal.ie Men get paid 21% more than women in the private sector Gender Discrimination

Men get paid 21% more than women in the private sector

The gender gap is 8 per cent higher in the private sector than the public sector.

From TheJournal.ie India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment India

India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment

The bill requires all workplaces in the rapidly industrialising country to have a formal complaints system for harassment allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Gender quotas do women no favours – and undermine democracy Opinion

Column: Gender quotas do women no favours – and undermine democracy

Yes, we need more women in politics – but gender quotas go against everything our democracy stands for, writes Labour TD Joanna Tuffy.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court blocks major sex action against Wal-Mart Wal-Mart

US Supreme Court blocks major sex action against Wal-Mart

The court votes 5-4 to block a billion-dollar lawsuit, because there are simply too many women looking to take part in it.

A FORMER Dublin hotel manager has been awarded €100,000 in compensation for victimisation and gender discrimination at the Equality Tribunal.

The tribunal found that Denise Bratt, who worked at the Comfort Inn on Parnell Square in Dublin, between 2003 and 2007 was denied access to promotion, forced to take redundancy and was also under pressure to waive her right to take legal action.

Her employer had planned to open a new hotel nearby and Batt had been told she was a preferred candidate to run the hotel. However, when she returned from maternity leave her employer gave her a lesser role telling her she should “be relieved” as there would not be as much pressure on her. A colleague had been appointed as manager of the new  hotel, a job that Batt has not have the opportunity to interview for.

In July 2007, Batt told her employer she was pregnant. When the hotel changed owners in August, her new employers told her they would make her redundant. Batt was later hospitalised following the meeting due to blood pressure, her doctors also feared at the time that Batt may miscarry.

Two days later, Batt was released and allowed home, a supervisor called to her door and asked her to sign a legal waiver in exchange for redundancy. Batt refused and was sent redundancy papers the following day.

The tribunal found against Batt’s employers citing victimisation and gender discrimination.