Employment Equality Overview

The implications of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 for employers are wide ranging. They have ramifications across a broad spectrum of activities including recruitment and selection, determination of pay and the composition of terms and conditions of employment. An individual can allege discrimination on the grounds of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disability, race or membership of the traveller community.

A commitment from a company to the equal treatment of employees creates a positive work environment where the right of each individual to dignity at work is recognised and protected.