Review of Recent Equality Decisions

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 21 December 2010 Issues covered:

The Equality Tribunal yesterday published 29 Decisions taken under the Employment Equality Acts, just 4 of which were successful. Awards for the successful cases ranged from €1000 to €15000.

The vast majority of cases, whether successful or not, were raised by East European nationals represented by the same firm of solicitors. In most of the unsuccessful cases the complainant was unable to establish a prima facie case of discrimination e.g. they failed to bring witnesses or produce documentary evidence to support their claims. Few of the unsuccessful cases are of any great interest, although No. 18 looks at an unusual contractual arrangement and considers whether a playwright is an employee

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 06/08/2015

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.