Equality – The Principle Of Non-Discrimination

The Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000 state that a person should not be discriminated against when traveling on the basis of gender, marital status, age, race, religion, disability, gender orientation, or membership in the community. 

In theory, the law protects us from discrimination. Employment discrimination means that one person is treated less favorably than another for reasons other than that person's ability to perform the work.  You can get more information about the equality act via https://www.ftpeopleusa.org/

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Discrimination can be direct or indirect, i.e. when employment practices have a disproportionately negative impact on the group.

If someone believes they have been discriminated against, they should appeal to the Equality Court. The Equality Board provides information and assistance.

The main objectives of the Equal Opportunities Act are:

1) Promote equality

2) Prohibit discrimination

3) Prohibit harassment

4) Prohibit victimization

5) Requires adequate measures for persons with disabilities in terms of access, participation and training in the workplace

The Equal Opportunities Act prohibits discrimination in the provision of goods and services, housing and education. For example, there is a case where a passenger is denied service at a pub and receives compensation under the Equal Status Act. 

The laws provide for positive action on advertising, equal pay, access to employment, professional training and experience, working conditions, promotions, job classification, dismissal and collective agreements.

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