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# 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

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" 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.

# discrimination - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

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.

# discrimination - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

€24,000 payment for sexual orientation discrimination at Credit Union

GLEN, the Gay & Lesbian Equality network, has welcomed the news.

# discrimination - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us

And the solution is far more complex than equal-pay legislation – it goes to the roots of our social system.

# discrimination - Friday 14 December, 2012

Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem?

ESRI research says black people, women, and those aged over 45 all experience discrimination. How bad is the problem?

ESRI: Black people report highest rates of discrimination in Ireland

More than one in ten adults in Ireland say they have been discriminated against based on factors such as age, gender, disability, ethnicity, or race, according to the ESRI.

# discrimination - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Four in five people fail to report incidents of racism - report

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, today launched the report which highlighted the experiences of people living in Cork.

# discrimination - Monday 26 November, 2012

Ex 'Price is Right' model gets $8.5 million in damages

The woman claimed the producers of the show discriminated against her after her pregnancy.

# discrimination - Friday 23 November, 2012

Europeans say ethnicity and sexual orientation main reasons for discrimination - survey

The latest Eurobarometer shows attitudes towards women and disabled people are getting better – and also examines perceptions of transgender persons for the first time.

# discrimination - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?

Workers are generally required to retire at the age of 65 – but a new opposition party Bill argues that this is discrimination based on age. What do you think?

# discrimination - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

# discrimination - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# discrimination - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Discrimination experienced by 79 per cent of people with depression

The survey showed 34 per cent believe they had been avoided or shunned because of their mental health problems.

# discrimination - Saturday 18 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Simon Harris My Favourite Speech This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Simon Harris

Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, one of the youngest members of the Dáil, Simon Harris, picks a speech by Bobby Kennedy.

# discrimination - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

A woman who has become a mother via a surrogate is seeking maternity benefit has failed in her case at the Equality Tribunal. The Equality Authority is pushing for equal benefits.

# discrimination - Monday 2 July, 2012

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?

We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?