Stand Up Against Discrimination with the Help of Expert Discrimination Lawyers
YOUR VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
For you, your family and others in similar circumstances
We help Employees who have been unfairly treated at work because of some discriminatory factor, navigate Ireland’s complex employment equality laws to help them enforce their legal rights and protect themselves, their family and their reputation from unscrupulous employers.
We are Employment Law Specialists.
This means that when you come to us, you get advice from experts in Employment Law, not general practitioners who may not be up to speed with the complexities of this fast-changing area of law.
A person who discriminates against you will rarely do so openly or in view of others. They will generally not leave evidence of their discrimination so that it can be used against them. They will hide it, claim that it didn’t happen or that you are wrong. Sometimes they’ll say it was just banter, that you’re too sensitive, that they didn’t mean anything by it…It can happen openly, overtly, in your face as it were or it can be more nuanced, a look, an otherwise seemingly innocuous action, but intended or perceived to be hurtful or harmful. Sometimes people’s values are so ingrained and corrupted that they don’t even view what they are doing as wrong or discriminatory. But it is…and it should not be tolerated. Standing up against discrimination doesn’t just make your life better, it makes the world a better place and makes things better for other people facing intolerance, inequity or downright bigotry.
“It doesn’t matter what country you come from…It doesn’t matter what the colour of your skin is…Your sexual orientation or your religious beliefs. None of them should matter one bit. All that should matter is that if you are a decent person that you are to be treated the same. No better. No worse. Just the same as everyone else.”
Nigel Owen, rugby referee, gay man
DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW WHEN IT IS BASED ON
- Sexual orientation
- Marital Status
- family status
- membership of the traveller community
If you have been discriminated against you could be entitled to compensation.
Our Client MP was also dismissed when he reached the age of retirement. He was fit and healthy and saw himself working with his employers for many more years but a new management team had taken control and they terminated his employment without a bye or leave. We settled his case for €20,000.
Our Client CMcD was constructively dismissed from her workplace when she told her employer the good news that she was pregnant. CMcD’s hours were significantly reduced and she was sidelined. We took a case for her to the Workplace Relations Commission and she was awarded €17,500 compensation.