What counts as discrimination?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 September 2017
Ciaran Ahern
A&L Goodbody

Discrimination is defined in the Acts as treating a person "less favourably than another person is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation" on one or more of the protected grounds. As you all will be well aware, there are nine protected grounds of discrimination set out in the Acts:

  • Gender
  • Civil status
  • Family status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Membership of the Traveller community.

Discrimination in the recruitment process can take many forms. It can be direct such as explicitly limiting your recruitment to men or indirect such as putting in place

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Ciaran Ahern
A&L Goodbody

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