Launch of new guides to taking Employment Equality and Equal Status cases

On Wednesday 5th May 2021, we launched two new guides to taking Employment Equality and Equal Status cases. We were delighted to be joined by Roderic O`Gorman TD, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and a panel of speakers including Suzy Byrne of the National Advocacy Service; Reuben Hambakachere of Cultur Migrants Centre; Eileen Flynn, Senator and activist on behalf of members of the Traveller community; and Jane O`Sullivan, Managing Solicitor at CLM, specialising in Employment & Equality law.

If you missed it, you can watch the event back here! or access the guides here



Guides to taking Employment Equality and Equal Status cases

At present, legal aid is not available for employment equality or equal status cases brought before the Workplace Relations Commission. This imbalance needs to be addressed. 

That is why we created these guides, designed for anyone taking a case to the Workplace Relations Commission under the Employment Equality Acts and Equal Status Acts. 

The guides have been funded under the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Grant Scheme.

Contact us for free legal advice on (01) 8477804.

Employment Equality Acts Guide
Employment Equality Acts Guide

The Employment Equality Acts promote equality in the workplace, and protect against discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

Download guide here

Equal Status Acts Guide
Equal Status Acts Guide

The Equal Status Acts promote equality in the access of goods and services, including health, education and accommodation. 

Download guide here

Letter to the Editor: Access to the State Contributory Pension

In this Letter to the Editor (the Irish Times) our CEO Rose Wall welcomed the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality to immediately address the impact of the marriage bar and called for inclusion of people born before 1st September 1946 in the homemakers’ scheme and home carers’ scheme.

Read the letter in full here:

Letter to the Editor, the Irish Times, 4th May 2021, State Pension and the Marriage Bar