The Equality Tribunal, in a judgment just published, said Marks & Spencer (Ireland) had taken a “callous approach” with  former sales adviser Bernie Clavin, who had been with the company seven years, and had treated her with “profound discourtesy”. File photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Marks & Spencer (Ireland) has been ordered to pay €40,000 compensation to a former employee for discriminating against her after she developed a d(...)

Career worry: A recent comprehensive study found that both pregnancy and maternity are times when women face increased workplace discrimination

While it can undoubtedly be a bit scary, particularly first time round, pregnancy is usually a period of great joy for families. Sure there might be c(...)

Chief equality commissioner Emily Logan: “The case highlights that discrimination continues to be experienced by Travellers.” Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Traveller family who were refused access to a funeral home to wake their son have been awarded maximum compensation of €6,384 by the Equality Tribun(...)

The European Court of Justice will today issue a legal opinion on a landmark case involving an Irish teacher who claims she was unfairly denied paid adoption or maternity leave following the birth of her child through a surrogacy arrangement.

The European Court of Justice will today issue a legal opinion on a landmark case involving an Irish teacher who claims she was unfairly denied paid a(...)

A prison officer has been awarded €80,000 by the Equality Tribunal. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Equality Tribunal has ordered that prison officer based at Mountjoy be paid €80,000 for discriminatory treatment and victimisation and criticised (...)

The B&Q store in Naas, Co Kildare:  a now 22-year-old was awarded almost €30,000 arising out of her treatment by a supervisor at the  store. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A woman who was given the maximum award of two years’ salary for sexual harassment by the Equality Tribunal is taking a High Court case for damages ag(...)