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#Equality Tribunal

# equality-tribunal - Monday 6 March, 2017

Backlog at WRC means people are waiting up to 4 years for employment cases to be heard

One woman has been waiting four years to have her case heard at the Equality Tribunal.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 25 January, 2016

Teacher awarded €65,000 after school hires man who sexually harassed her

The school in the south of the country was found to have discriminated against its teacher on gender grounds.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

€47,000 payout for woman who was discriminated against because she was pregnant

An Equality Tribunal found that the woman had been discriminated against on grounds of her gender and family situation by her employer, the National Cancer Registry Board.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son

She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 25 December, 2015

Woman "unfairly selected for redundancy" at golf club awarded €24,000

Another colleague had offered to take redundancy.

# equality-tribunal - Sunday 25 October, 2015

School ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after discriminating against separated dad

The complainant had been asked to provide legal evidence of his custody rights.

# equality-tribunal - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Woman put on leave after telling employer she was pregnant awarded €12,000

The company claimed there was no suitable alternative work for her.

# equality-tribunal - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Polish workers lose discrimination case over McDonald’s English-only policy

Grzegorz Delanowski and Leszek Pajak claimed their employer’s English-only policy discriminated against them on the basis of race.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 18 September, 2015

Woman awarded €33k after security guard 'massaged her buttocks'

The Equality Tribunal also found that she had been victimised by her employer in their handling of the complaint.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 28 August, 2015

Woman told company were looking for "Irish nationals only" awarded €2,000

The Equality Tribunal found that the company had discriminated against her.

# equality-tribunal - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Barber awarded €6,500 after being inappropriately touched by her boss

The man said the touching was natural.

Man loses case against TGI Friday's after being asked to wear a woman's t-shirt

The Equality Tribunal found the man hadn’t established a case.

# equality-tribunal - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Man awarded €28,000 compensation on grounds of discrimination at work

Mariusz Kozak was awarded €28,000 in compensation from his former employer Eirtech Aviation Ltd.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 17 July, 2015

Minimum-wage employee who was working 70 hour weeks while heavily pregnant receives €55,000 in compensation

Polish national Ewelina Gacek has won her case against €uro 50 store at the Equality Tribunal.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

NUIG wants to rid itself of sexism by training staff to recognise 'unconscious gender bias'

The university’s governing authority has endorsed the recommendations of a gender equality taskforce report.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 19 June, 2015

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 15 May, 2015

Barber who refused to cut woman's hair did not discriminate

The woman had been looking for an ‘undercut’.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 17 April, 2015

"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.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 20 March, 2015

MS sufferer made to do 'boring, degrading and insulting' work awarded €20,000

She had been inappropriately transferred by her employer.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 20 February, 2015

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.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 19 January, 2015

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.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 15 December, 2014

€24,000 for man forced to reduce hours and then retire at 66

The Equality Tribunal awarded €123,000 last month.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher

The child had been involved in numerous other incidents of bad behaviour.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 17 November, 2014

Separated man awarded €4,000 after being told not to attend his daughter's sports day

The man’s wife had enrolled her in a school without his knowledge.

Polish Tesco worker awarded €12,000 for racial discrimination after taking a day off work

Polish man Tomasz Jankowski’s case before the Equality Tribunal related to a number of incidents of unfair treatment.

Speed van worker awarded €28k after petrol attack

John McDonald was dismissed from the Go Safe without first being consulted on alternative work within the company.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 20 October, 2014

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.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 15 September, 2014

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-tribunal - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

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.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Lecturer wins €80,000 in discrimination case against NUI Galway

The Equality Tribunal found that the engineering lecturer had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender and disability.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 19 May, 2014

Woman with disabilities awarded €30k after employer refused to provide her with a chair

Her previous role at a customer service desk had changed, meaning she would have been required to stand.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant

The Equality Tribunal ordered the Gaelscoil to pay his parents €750.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 20 January, 2014

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.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 17 January, 2014

Transgender woman awarded €5k after AIB did not recognise her new name

The Equality Tribunal ruled that she had been discriminated against by Allied Irish Bank.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 16 December, 2013

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Irish Prison Service to pay €85,000 to three employees over equality issues

The three cases were taken to the Equality Tribunal on gender discrimination grounds.

# equality-tribunal - Monday 23 September, 2013

State bodies account for nearly 30 per cent of employment payments upheld in 12 months

Despite accounting for just eight of 59 cases upheld at the Equality Tribunal, arms of the state accounted for €300,000 of the €1 million paid out since August 2012.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

# equality-tribunal - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Young employee dubbed 'Virgin Mary' by supervisors wins sexual harassment case

The young woman was awarded the maximum of two years’ salary by the Equality Tribunal.

# equality-tribunal - Friday 3 February, 2012

Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school

The teenager’s mother had argued that giving priority enrolment to sons of past pupils was indirect discrimination against Travellers.

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