- Gender: a man, a woman or a transsexual;
- Civil status: single, married, separated, divorced, widowed, in a registered civil partnership or formerly party to a registered civil partnership that has ended by death, or has been dissolved;
- Family status: includes responsibility as a parent or in loco parentis to a person less than 18 years of age or as a parent or primary resident carer of a person over the age of 18 with a disability who needs care of support on a continuing, regular or frequent basis;
- Sexual orientation: homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual;
- Religion: various religious beliefs, backgrounds, outlooks or lack thereof;
- Age: this applies to all ages above the age at which a person is obliged to attend school on a statutory basis;
- Disability: this includes people with physical, intellectual, learning, cognitive or emotional disabilities as well as a range of medical conditions;
- Race: a particular race, skin colour, nationality or ethnic origin;
- Membership of Travelling Community: members of the community of people who are commonly called travellers and who are identified (both by themselves and others) as people with a shared history, culture and traditions including, historically, a nomadic way of life on the island of Ireland.
Legally discrimination is prohibited not only in employment, but also in relation to access to employment, terms and conditions of employment, training, and promotion or re-organisation of positions.
Monday, 20 August 2012