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# Mental Health
System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance
Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said that legislation needed updated to reflect a more “modern understanding of mental health”.
# Mental Health Commission
Solicitor tells High Court she was discriminated against because she is 'a woman and a black African'
The solicitor was asked about her qualifications and training while representing a patient at a Mental Health tribunal.
# Discrimination
PFAI calls on English and Scottish FA's to investigate 'all incidents of anti-Irish discrimination'
The PFAI and Show Racism the Red Card have stood in solidarity with James McClean and Neil Lennon.
# compensation
Sacked French woman awarded €10k for discrimination on the grounds of nationality
The woman was accused of making “over familiar” comments to other staff.
One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services
People with disabilities are more likely to experience discrimination than people who don’t have a disability.
# compensation
Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'
The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.
Coffee shop which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
# moved out
'Humiliated, belittled, embarassed': Woman awarded €4.2k over Hap discrimination
It was found that the woman was discriminated against by the landlord and was awarded the equivalent of three months’ rent.
# Unfair Dismissal
Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000
The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.
# High Court
Four female lecturers at NUIG promoted after settling gender discrimination case
The proceedings were taken after the four claimed they were overlooked for promotions between 2008 and 2009.
# Discrimination
Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds
The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.
# Discrimination
Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent
The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.
# Discrimination
Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing
New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.
# tamara pletneva
Russian MP criticised for saying don't have sex with men from different races during World Cup
Tamara Pletneva says mixed-race children will face discrimination and will suffer.
# Discrimination
Egyptian baggage handler refused job at Dublin Airport by agency after being told he was 'too old and slow'
The man, a naturalised Irish citizen, had held several other manual roles at the airport over the previous nine years.
# Discrimination
Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts
A change to day shifts was supported by the man’s GP and by an occupational health physician.
# Discrimination
Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.
# ashers bakery
Bakers in 'gay cake' row to have appeal heard in Supreme Court today
It is the first time the UK Supreme Court has heard a case in Northern Ireland.
# Discrimination
'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work
The man also claimed that a colleague had spoken to him in a racist ‘Chinese-style’ fashion.
# discrimination case
Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet
The woman claims she overheard a member of staff say to another, ‘Don’t worry about her, she is just an itinerant’.
# crisis management
Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for a day to give staff 'racial-bias education'
An incident where police were called because two black men hadn’t bought anything in a branch went viral last week.
# front row seats
Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats
The family claimed they were discriminated against under the Equal Status Act.
# Discrimination
French waiter fired for rudeness says it is 'discrimination against my culture'
Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver restaurant, filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal.
# Discrimination
Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog
The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.
# access
'No-one else has to do this' - Irish Rail criticised over new travel plans for wheelchair users
Today Irish Rail invited people with disabilities to take a train ride from Connolly to Howth to talk about changes to the service.
# Discrimination
Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy'
The state training body has carried out research on difficulties facing older people.
Life with albinism: 'Being shouted at, laughed at and pointed at regularly'
The sad thing is this has happened so many times I’ve accepted it as normal, writes Sinead McManus.
# Poverty
Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'
Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.
# James Damore
Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men
The complaint said some employees “were ostracised, belittled, and punished” for their views.
# Discrimination
Shop which told pregnant employee to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000
The Labour Court ruled that Karolina Poslajko had been discriminated against by her former employer, Kildare town-based Clelands Supermarkets Ltd.
# Discrimination
Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS
The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.
# Discrimination
Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup
LGBT supporters travelling to Russia need to be ‘cautious’, according to anti-discrimination group Fare.
# Discrimination
John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.
# Equality
Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people
The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.
# Discrimination
'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'
Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.
The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'
A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.
# sectarian jibe
Belfast woman wins discrimination case after colleague shouted 'tiocfaidh ár lá' at her
The NI Fair Employment Tribunal said the phrase “has a clear sectarian significance”.
# Birmingham
UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful
The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.
Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'
But people who are attracted to multiple genders make up between 2 and 25% of the population, writes Bi+ Ireland.
# Job application
Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case
Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.