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Discrimination in the workplace is a serious issue that can significantly impact individuals and their ability to succeed in their careers.
It is important that employers take steps to ensure that their workplace is free from discrimination and that employees are treated fairly and with respect.
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you have the right to seek legal advice and take action.
Our team of experienced employment solicitors can help you understand your rights and options and assist you in taking the necessary steps to address the situation.
Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and occur in various contexts. In Ireland, the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 prohibit discrimination based on gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, and membership in the Traveller community.
Some common types of discrimination that may occur in the workplace include:
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, it is essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Proving workplace discrimination can be challenging, as it often involves demonstrating that an employer’s actions were motivated by an employee’s protected characteristic rather than legitimate business reasons.
However, there are a few steps that you can take to strengthen your case and increase your chances of success.
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our law firm can assist you in several ways:
In Ireland, discrimination claims are governed by the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, and the Equal Status Acts 2000-2015.
The remedies available in a discrimination claim may vary depending on the type of discrimination alleged and the case circumstances.
Some of the potential remedies may include:
It is important to note that each case is different, and the remedies available will depend on the case’s specific circumstances. Employees who have experienced discrimination should seek legal advice from an employment law specialist to understand their rights and options.
The Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 prohibit discrimination in providing goods and services, accommodation and education. The Equal Status Acts cover the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.
The most common types of employment discrimination found are
Employment discrimination usually occurs when an employer treats an applicant or an employee less favourably due to a person’s gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.
The remedies available include compensation, re-instatement, re-engagement, or an order to stop the discriminatory behaviour.
You must make a complaint to the WRC within 6 months of the discriminatory behaviour or within 12 months in exceptional circumstances.
We start by establishing whether or not you have a claim.
Then, if you do and you want to pursue it, we’ll help guide you through the complex process of making that claim.
That said, you only have a limited time to lodge your complaint to the WRC or Labour Court, so act fast.