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At Sherwin O’Riordan, we have developed specialist expertise in the field of Equality and Discrimination Law. We regularly advise employers on how to handle situations of questionable treatment in the workplace.

If you would like more information about how you can protect your employees against discrimination, please contact our team and find out how we can help.

What is the law relating to Equality & Discrimination law in Ireland?

Equality and Discrimination Law is an area of ever increasing importance and relevance, particularly in the context of the employment relationship. The law in the Republic of Ireland relevant to this area is largely set down in The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011. These pieces of legislation deal specifically with discrimination in the workplace, and cover recruitment policies, equal pay, dismissal, harassment and training opportunities.

Despite its increasing significance, Discrimination Law is often misunderstood. In the interests of clarity, discrimination will occur when someone is treated less favourably than someone else owing to their:

  • Gender
  • Family status
  • Civil status
  • Religion
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Membership of the Traveller community

How to deal with workplace discrimination

Employers must ensure that they are sufficiently prepared to deal with issues of discrimination should they arise. This means, amongst other things, keeping their policies and procedures for dealing with equality and discrimination in the workplace fully up to date and in accordance with the law.

Sherwin O’Riordan is a commercial law firm based in Dublin that provides advice across the commercial sphere including on matters concerning employment and discrimination law. We provide specialist advice and assistance to our clients, and represent their interests in addressing discrimination in the workplace. We can advise on a range of employment matters including settlement agreements and redundancy/dismissal.

Contact our Employment Lawyers in Dublin, Ireland

If you require legal advice on any of the above services or any other legal matterget in touch on touch +353 1 513 7309 to speak with one of our experienced solicitors.

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