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# Equality Tribunal

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# left in limbo
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
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
€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
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.
# Rough Treatment
Woman "unfairly selected for redundancy" at golf club awarded €24,000
Another colleague had offered to take redundancy.
# Equality Tribunal
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
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
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.
# Sexual Harassment
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
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
Barber awarded €6,500 after being inappropriately touched by her boss
The man said the touching was natural.
# TGIs
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
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
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.
# unconscious sexism
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.
# Employment rights
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
Barber who refused to cut woman's hair did not discriminate
The woman had been looking for an ‘undercut’.
# 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.
# Equality Tribunal
MS sufferer made to do 'boring, degrading and insulting' work awarded €20,000
She had been inappropriately transferred by her employer.
# 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.
# 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.
# Not Fair
€24,000 for man forced to reduce hours and then retire at 66
The Equality Tribunal awarded €123,000 last month.
# Bullying
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.
# Family
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.
# Equality Tribunal
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.
# Go Safe
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
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
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
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.
# Employment
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.
# compensation
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.
# Discrimination
School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant
The Equality Tribunal ordered the Gaelscoil to pay his parents €750.
# 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.
# Equality Tribunal
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
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
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
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
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.
# Courts
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.