Nearly 1,000 school secretaries withdrew from carrying out work on public service systems and databases towards the end of September. Photograph: iStock

Industrial action by school secretaries has been suspended to facilitate talks with school management bodies and the Department of Education at the W(...)

Irish Rail: nine staff failed drugs and alcohol tests during 2017 and 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nine Irish Rail staff have failed drug and alcohol tests at work over the past two years, the company has confirmed. Earlier this week, the Workplace(...)

WRC adjudication officer Ewa Sobanska said she was satisfied the failure to accept the HAP payment  “exacerbated the distress” the tenant suffered.

A landlord who has been renting out property for 35 years has been ordered to pay €12,000 compensation to a woman he was found to have discriminated a(...)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Julien Behal.

Workplace discrimination against people with disabilities is “persistent, pernicious and prevalent in Ireland,” the head of the Irish Human Rights and(...)

The school’s board did not provide a convincing and transparent rationale for its scoring at interview, the WRC found. Photograph: iStock

A Co Sligo primary school has been ordered to pay a deputy principal €93,498 compensation after it discriminated against her because she is a woman in(...)

WRC adjudication officer, Jim Dolan dismissed the worker’s claim, finding the man’s  behaviour did amount to sexual harassment.

A man was entitled to be sacked from a care organisation after he asked a 19-year-old female colleague had she ever been tempted to have a one-night s(...)

The  WRC found the unnamed firm had on the balance of probabilities terminated the man’s contract ‘more because of his disability than performance’

A design engineer for an agricultural machinery manufacturer who was discriminatorily dismissed over his stammer has been awarded €15,000 compensation(...)

The WRC also ordered the board of management  to review its admissions policy with a view to making any necessary amendments to ensure the principles of equality are applied to both male and female legal guardians in the assessment of applications for enrolment.

A parents’ row over the enrolment of their daughter in a Co Clare school has resulted in the school being ordered to pay the father €3,500 compensatio(...)

The former telecoms employee argued that her obvious early ‘bump’ would have been seen by the decision makers during October last year.

A telecoms company has been ordered to pay €55,000 to a former director of marketing over making her redundant when she was five months pregnant. Wor(...)

Dr Ali Selim Dr Selim is also spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A leading figure in Ireland’s Muslim community has claimed he was fired from his teaching post in Trinity College Dublin as a result of controversial (...)

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