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#Discrimination

# discrimination - Today’s News

Chinese pub worker gets €10,000 payout for sex and race discrimination

Hours and pay were cut “without warning” because the woman was the only non-Irish worker, tribunal told.

# discrimination - Friday 26 September, 2014

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# discrimination - Monday 15 September, 2014

Receptionist wins €63k for victimisation and reduced hours after maternity leave

In a separate case, the HSE was found not to have discriminated against a young man with a number of health issues.

# discrimination - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he will be working on the amendment in the coming months.

# discrimination - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.

# discrimination - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case

The man was told by the council he could not talk about his religion with his colleagues or members of the public after a number of complaints.

# discrimination - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# discrimination - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue

An amendment to the Employment Equality Act will prevent religious-run hospitals and schools from dismissing employees for being a lone parent, a divorcee, or LGBT – but not for being an atheist.

# discrimination - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# discrimination - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos

73 per cent were “unlikely to employ someone” who had a lot of tattoos.

# discrimination - Monday 5 May, 2014

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children

The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.

# discrimination - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled ‘foreign agents’ in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

Shatter: Gardaí don’t collect data on people based on race or because they’re travellers

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

# discrimination - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again …

Female CEO are more likely to be fired, according to a new report. Let’s look at the possible reasons for this finding.

# discrimination - Monday 28 April, 2014

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# discrimination - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter

The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.

# discrimination - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Worker awarded €80k for being told her job no longer existed after maternity leave

The Equality Tribunal said Lisa Mullen was subjected to a “range of unlawful treatment and comments” by her employer.

# discrimination - Sunday 2 March, 2014

44 cases of racism and discrimination were reported in the first two months of the year

Over half of the reports have been classed as ‘serious criminal offences’.

# discrimination - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant

The Equality Tribunal ordered the Gaelscoil to pay his parents €750.

# discrimination - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts

In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.

# discrimination - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland?

“Immigration officials laughed at us.”

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.

I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.

“Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more” – EU votes to protect LGBTI rights

The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.

# discrimination - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller’s right to attend local school

The Christian Brothers school in Clonmel gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils – and it’s being argued that this is discriminatory against Travellers.

# discrimination - Monday 20 January, 2014

Lithuanian woman awarded €34k in Mayo discrimination claim

The woman claimed she was discriminated against by her employer after being racially abused by a customer.

# discrimination - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# discrimination - Friday 17 January, 2014

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

One of the women says that the refusal to attend the suicide awareness charity event was ‘devastating’.

# discrimination - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From Business ETC EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers EasyJet

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

In one of the cases involved, a woman who was travelling to her son’s funeral was not allowed to fly because she was unaccompanied.

# discrimination - Friday 29 November, 2013

ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live

The Services Directive prohibits discriminatory conditions based on the nationality or residence of service recipients.

# discrimination - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

# discrimination - Friday 23 August, 2013

Racial and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen dropped

Deen was dropped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath she had used racial slurs in the past.

# discrimination - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against

The Employment Equality Tribunal ordered the HSE to pay almost the maximum in compensation to a woman it failed to suitably accommodate.

# discrimination - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Racism reporting website sees reports “flood in”

iReport.ie has seen 60 reports detailing racism in less than one month, said ENAR Ireland.

# discrimination - Monday 1 July, 2013

50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said that the incidents have all been reported to it since the launch of a major awareness campaign.

# discrimination - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress

But one judge said that the law is necessary to protect against “second generation” barriers to voting.

# discrimination - Friday 17 May, 2013

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

# discrimination - Monday 29 April, 2013

5 ‘serious incidents’ of racism a week in Ireland

On public transport, in offices, on the street and in neighbourhoods: The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the reported incidents of racism has grown significantly.

# discrimination - Friday 19 April, 2013

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

# discrimination - Monday 11 March, 2013

Dublin nightclub apologises ‘unreservedly’ for treatment of wheelchair user

Madison nightclub in central Dublin says a doorman who refused entry to a wheelchair user has been dismissed.

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