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Equality Bodies

Irish Equality Tribunal Award 35,000 euro to a transexual worker

The Irish Equality Authority welcomes the decision of the Equality Tribunal to award 35000 euro to a transexual worker

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Equality Bodies

Employing people with autism: a brief guide for employers

A new guide produced by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

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Equality Bodies

Settlement of £62,500 without admission of liability paid by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to close discrimination cases

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has recently paid settlements amounting to £62,500, without admission of liability, to a couple who both work for the service.

Mrs Brady received £55,000 in response to a complaint that she put forward concerning the way in which her employers treated her following her return to work after a 2 year absence from the service as a result of breast cancer. Her Husband was paid £7,500 for the related complaint of victimisation. Both cases were supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

The settlement, which does not admit the liability of the PSNI, acknowledges the upset and distress experienced, and reinforces the Service’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the workplace.

Eileen Lavery, of Strategic Enforcement with the Equality Commission, said “All employers have a responsibility to make reasonable adjustments for employees who have a disability”.

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Europe

Commission calls for proposals from NEBs

The European Commission has issued a call to NEBs for proposals to support national activities aimed at combatting discrimination and promoting equality

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Equality Bodies

Equality and Peace in Northern Ireland

Bob Collins, Chief Commissioner, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland – from View from the Chair, Business Newsletter, 12 April 2011

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External publications

FRA/ ECtHR Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) jointly launched a Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law on 21 March 2011 in Strasbourg.

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Equality Bodies

Gender Mainstreaming on Budget in Belgium

The Belgian Institute for the equality of women and men has published a “Manual for the application of gender budgeting within the Belgian federal administration”

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Europe

New International Standards for Equality Bodies

On the 21 March the Commissioner for human rights of the Council of Europe gave his opinion on national structures promoting equality.

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External publications

Commissioner for Human Rights on New International Standards for Equality Bodies

On the 21 March 2011 the Commissioner for human rights of the Council of Europe gave his opinion on national structures promoting equality.

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Europe

International Roma Day

A day to raise awareness of the issues and problems faced by the Roma Community