Engaging Third Parties: Who is Responsible Under the Equal Status Acts?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 8 May 2024
Aoife Brady
A & L Goodbody LLP
Issues covered: Third-Party Security Agencies, Discrimination and Equality

There has been a considerable amount of case law in recent years under the Equal Status Acts 2000 – 2021 (the Acts).  The Acts prohibit discrimination on the nine protected grounds in the provision of goods and services, the provision of accommodation, and in access to education.  This prohibition applies to the provision of services that are generally available to the public, whether provided by the state or the private sector. 

Many businesses, particularly in the retail and hospitality sector, engage the services of third-party security agencies to provide a physical security presence in their premises. Security guards are often employed and paid by the security agency and

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This article is correct at 08/05/2024

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Aoife Brady
A & L Goodbody LLP

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