Lisa Mullen’s former employer is said to have commented, when she was telling clients  of her  pregnancy:  “Yes, and to be honest, lads, I am not too happy about this. She was meant to stop after her first two . . . ”

A financial controller demoted to a debt collector role after taking maternity leave has been awarded €80,000 by the Equality Tribunal. Lisa Mu(...)

Parents  claimed their son received unfair treatment as he was of Church of Ireland faith and a majority of other pupils were of the Catholic faith. Photograph: Getty/stock

Parents who complained of less-favourable treatment shown to their son by a Gaelscoil have been awarded €750 by the Equality Tribunal. T(...)

Mary Stokes, pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of a Supreme Court action taken by her on behalf of her son, John Stokes. Pic: Collins

A teenage Traveller has asked the Supreme Court to uphold a challenge to a secondary school’s admission policy of giving priority to sons of past pupi(...)

Deirdre Katherine O’Byrne (44) feels ’vindicated’ after she was awarded €5,000 by the Equality Tribunal

A transgender woman has won a discrimination case against AIB because it refused to alter the name on her bank account after she had legally change(...)

Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey: rigours demanded of pension funds in the current economic climate and investment environment “have made this area very difficult to address through normal industrial relations channels. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Labour Relations Commission has been involved in dealing with almost 40 disputes over pensions in the last two years, its chief executive Kieran M(...)

A woman whose child was born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement has brought a High Court action alleging the State’s refusal to pay her maternity benefit amounts to unlawful discrimination. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A woman whose child was born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement has brought a High Court action alleging the State’s refusal to pay her maternity (...)

The summer months can be a quiet period for the European institutions, but the summer lull has not stopped some interesting developments from emerg(...)

File photograph of a pregnant woman.  The European Court of Justice has  issued 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.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Legal uncertainty around the issue of surrogacy was revealed yesterday after the European Court of Justice said an Irish woman whose child was born th(...)

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(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly will take up the position of European Ombudsman next month,Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s cutting of disability and other schemes by ‘stealth’ has become a ‘major issue’ for the Ombudsman’s Office, Emily O’Reilly has said. (...)

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