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# discrimination - Today’s News


# discrimination - Sunday 23 August, 2015

‘She called me handicapped and spat in my face’: Abuse faced by Irish people with intellectual disabilities

Workshops are being held in Dublin to help people with intellectual disabilities deal with bullying behaviour.

# discrimination - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Dublin hotel tells homeless family not to use front door

Families in emergency accommodation were issued with strict rules restricting their access to hotel facilities.

# discrimination - Friday 17 July, 2015

Minimum-wage employee who was working 70 hour weeks while heavily pregnant receives €55,000 in compensation

Polish national Ewelina Gacek has won her case against €uro 50 store at the Equality Tribunal.

# discrimination - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit

The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.

# discrimination - Monday 6 July, 2015

‘They put me down on the ground because I was with a group of black people’

A study by the Immigrant Council of Ireland has led to calls for a better complaints system for migrants who experience discrimination at the hands of public officials.

# discrimination - Friday 19 June, 2015

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

# discrimination - Monday 1 June, 2015

America’s highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie ‘model’ job

Samantha Elauf, then 17, was rejected because her headscarf didn’t fit with the company’s “look policy”.

# discrimination - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Bakery in ‘gay cake’ row to appeal discrimination ruling

The McCarthur family said they came to the decision after consulting legal advisers.

# discrimination - Friday 22 May, 2015

Ashers bakery to stick to birthday cakes after gay cake row

The company doesn’t want any more controversy.

# discrimination - Monday 18 May, 2015

Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub

JD Wetherspoon had denied any wrongdoing.

# discrimination - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

It’s not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour…

Non-nationals and certain ethnicities are reporting worrying (and varying) levels of employer bias, and apparently the recession has nothing to do with it.

# discrimination - Friday 17 April, 2015

“If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”

Agnieszka Sobczyk has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after being fired.

# discrimination - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge A student was banned from class because her hair was too ginger Ginger Power

A student was banned from class because her hair was too ginger

This would put Irish schools out of business, WHAT.

# discrimination - Monday 30 March, 2015

‘We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

# discrimination - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Muslim teachers will be allowed to wear their headscarves in class

The issue has been a major topic of debate in Germany.

# discrimination - Friday 20 February, 2015

McDonald’s did not discriminate against an Irish woman because of her nationality

The Equality Tribunal said that the majority of staff in fast food are not Irish.

# discrimination - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From Business ETC ‘Bosses need to be treated equally to – if not better than – employees’ Self-employed

‘Bosses need to be treated equally to – if not better than – employees’

The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.

# discrimination - Monday 19 January, 2015

Teacher says nun asked “What about the homos?” during job interview

The teacher was awarded €54,000 for discrimination after she applied for the job as school principal.

# discrimination - Thursday 11 December, 2014

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# discrimination - Thursday 30 October, 2014

“Schools are not data-processing centres”: Irish bishops want ‘balance’ in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# discrimination - Monday 20 October, 2014

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.

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