Equal Status Claims – What Do Organisations Need To Know?

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 19 February 2021
Deirdre Crowley
Issues covered: Discrimination and Equality; Diversity and Inclusion Training; Reasonable Steps defence; Equal Status Acts

Co-author: Deirdre Crowley & Denise Moran

Although the 2020 Irish employment landscape was dominated by Covid-19, equality was also an ever-present theme.  The virus itself made certain individuals, including the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, more vulnerable.  The tragic death of George Floyd triggered global mass protests against systemic racism and racial inequalities.  Two years after the #MeToo movement erupted, 2020 saw the continued exposure of workplace sexual harassment. Diversity and Inclusion continues to be a board-level agenda item.

Employers are generally very familiar with their obligations under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 –

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