Equality expertise

We can advise our clients in respect of the following equality related matters:

  •  Access to Employment
  • Access to goods and services, facilities or amenities.
  • Burden of proof in equality cases
  • Direct discrimination
  • Discrimination by association
  • Education
  • Equal rights in respect of the provision of goods and services by the state or private sector, and in employment.
  • The Employment Equality Act 1998
  • Employment and working conditions
  • The Equality Authority
  • The Equal Status Act 2000
  • Gender equality
  • Genuine and determining occupational retirement
  • Harassment
  • The Human Rights Commission
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Instruction to discriminate
  • Membership of and involvement in organisations
  • Mental health as a disability: discrimination against and equality rights of persons with mental health issues.
  • The National Disability Authority Act, 1999: provision of services to people with disabilities. National Disability Authority. Disability Equality Awards System.
  • Obligations of owners and operators of businesses that supply goods and services, accommodation, education (schools) or that operate private registered clubs.
  • Obligations and duties of employers
  • Positive action: legal provisions
  • Positive action: programmes
  • Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989: racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Traveller sentiment. Reporting Racism. Law reform.
  • Racial discrimination
  • Social advantages
  • Social protection
  • Training
  • The Unfair Dismissals Acts 1973 – 1993
  • Victimisation as discrimination
  • Xenophobia: incitement to hatred, racism and xenophobia as an aggravating factor in criminal sentencing. Xenophobia as discrimination.