Category Archives: News

Guide dog owner settles case

James Cosgrove (51), a blind man from Newtownards, his guide dog Imogen and a sighted friend were turned away from the Bangla Indian Restaurant in Bangor. A waiter told them that no dogs were allowed in the restaurant.  Mr Cosgrove’s friend explained that the dog was a guide dog, not a pet, and that not Read the full article…


Do equality bodies have an important role to play in society?

Discussing this question is Michael Rubenstein honorary vice-president of the Industrial Law Society.  Publisher of Equal Opportunities Review, a leading journal on law and practice in equality, diversity and discrimination. He regularly lectures on employment and discussion law issues and has acted as  a consultant on discrimination and employment law to numerous international and national Read the full article…

Would you like to see more women in management positions in the workplace?

  • Yes (60%, 127 Votes)
  • No (24%, 51 Votes)
  • Not Sure (16%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 211

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Website Launch

A big thank you to Malone College and their students for assisting us with the launch of the Doyoumeanme? website.  Have a look around the site and leave us a reply.


Illustration of equal pay in the workplace Commission launches new equal pay code

“Women in Northern Ireland still earn on average 10% less than men,” Equality Commissioner Lyn McBriar said at the launch of the new Equal Pay Code at Equality House today. “When the first equal pay law was introduced in 1970 that figure was 30%, so things have improved, but there is clearly still more to Read the full article…


Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI Time for a fairer place to call home

View from the Chair, as published in the News Letter, Tues 4 June 2013 Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI The horrific murder of Drummer Lee Rigby on a British street in broad daylight has rightly sent shock waves around the world. And there has been a secondary ripple effect that follows the barbarism Read the full article…


Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI Serving the common good makes sense for all

View from the Chair, as published in the News Letter, Tues 9 April 2013 Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege to attend a variety of events which addressed a wide range of significant issues faced by Northern Irish society. The first was an Equality Read the full article…


Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI Unfair career hurdles for women

View from the Chair, as published in the News Letter, 15 January 2013 Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI Almost a quarter of calls to our legal advice line are from women complaining of sex discrimination,  particularly coming from those women who believe that they have been disadvantaged because of their family and caring Read the full article…


How has equality improved your life?

In 2011 the Equality Commission spoke on camera, to the public to seek their views on how equality has changed lives of real people. Here is the resulting video.


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