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# Discrimination

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# Discrimination
America's highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie 'model' job
Samantha Elauf, then 17, was rejected because her headscarf didn’t fit with the company’s “look policy”.
# donut judge us
Bakery in 'gay cake' row to appeal discrimination ruling
The McCarthur family said they came to the decision after consulting legal advisers.
# Discrimination
Ashers bakery to stick to birthday cakes after gay cake row
The company doesn’t want any more controversy.
# Discrimination
Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub
JD Wetherspoon had denied any wrongdoing.
# depressing
It's not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour...
Non-nationals and certain ethnicities are reporting worrying (and varying) levels of employer bias, and apparently the recession has nothing to do with it.
# Discrimination
"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”
Agnieszka Sobczyk has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after being fired.
# ginger power
A student was banned from class because her hair was too ginger
This would put Irish schools out of business, WHAT.
# religious freedom
'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'
Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.
# Germany
Muslim teachers will be allowed to wear their headscarves in class
The issue has been a major topic of debate in Germany.
# Equality Tribunal
McDonald's did not discriminate against an Irish woman because of her nationality
The Equality Tribunal said that the majority of staff in fast food are not Irish.
# Self-employed
'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'
The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.
# Discrimination
Teacher says nun asked "What about the homos?" during job interview
The teacher was awarded €54,000 for discrimination after she applied for the job as school principal.
# Discrimination
South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.
# Section 37
"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.
# Equality Tribunal
Chinese pub worker gets €10,000 payout for sex and race discrimination
Hours and pay were cut “without warning” because the woman was the only non-Irish worker, tribunal told.
Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end
The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.
# Equality Tribunal
Receptionist wins €63k for victimisation and reduced hours after maternity leave
In a separate case, the HSE was found not to have discriminated against a young man with a number of health issues.
# Equality
It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers
Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he will be working on the amendment in the coming months.
# Ferguson
Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.
# Equality
Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case
The man was told by the council he could not talk about his religion with his colleagues or members of the public after a number of complaints.
# Gender Inequality
Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men
Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.
Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue
An amendment to the Employment Equality Act will prevent religious-run hospitals and schools from dismissing employees for being a lone parent, a divorcee, or LGBT – but not for being an atheist.
# Gay Rights
Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law
Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.
# Employment
Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos
73 per cent were “unlikely to employ someone” who had a lot of tattoos.
# Crocus Project
Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children
The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.
Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country
Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.
# Discrimination
Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers
Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.
Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...
Female CEO are more likely to be fired, according to a new report. Let’s look at the possible reasons for this finding.
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?
# Alan Shatter
Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter
The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.
# Tribunal
Worker awarded €80k for being told her job no longer existed after maternity leave
The Equality Tribunal said Lisa Mullen was subjected to a “range of unlawful treatment and comments” by her employer.
# Immigrants
44 cases of racism and discrimination were reported in the first two months of the year
Over half of the reports have been classed as ‘serious criminal offences’.
# Discrimination
School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant
The Equality Tribunal ordered the Gaelscoil to pay his parents €750.
# Pantigate
Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts
In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.
# in their own words
What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland?
“Immigration officials laughed at us.”
Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.
I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.
# Equality
"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights
The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.
# Discrimination
Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school
The Christian Brothers school in Clonmel gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils – and it’s being argued that this is discriminatory against Travellers.
# Discrimination
Lithuanian woman awarded €34k in Mayo discrimination claim
The woman claimed she was discriminated against by her employer after being racially abused by a customer.
# Prime Numbers
Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?