New guides for the public on navigating employment and equality rights to be launched

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Two new guides aimed at helping the public to understand and navigate employment and equality rights are to be launched tomorrow, Wednesday, 5th May. The guides have been developed and published by Community Law and Mediation, a community law centre which provides free legal advice, advocacy, mediation and education services.

The guides will help members of the public understand the process involved in Employment Equality cases as well as raising awareness of the Equal Status Act. The guides will be launched at an online event tomorrow Wednesday, 5th May at 10am by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD.

Also speaking at the event will be:

  • Rose Wall; CEO, Community Law & Mediation
  • Eileen Flynn; Senator and activist on behalf of members of the Traveller community
  • Suzy Byrne, National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities;
  • Reuben Hambakachere, Cultúr Migrant Centre, Navan, Co. Meath; and
  • Jane O’Sullivan, Managing Solicitor, Community Law & Mediation.

Commenting in advance of the launch, Rose Wall, CEO at Community Law and Mediation said: “Community Law and Mediation have developed and published these guides as a direct response to the increased demand in queries relating to employment and equality that we have experienced in the past year. Too often, people who have experienced discrimination in the workplace or in daily life are unaware of their rights and are unsure of where to turn to. Until now, the information available could be confusing and difficult to understand.

“With the chaos Covid-19 has caused for many businesses, it is important that both employers and employees understand their rights and duties regarding equality and employment law, as well as being made aware of the processes involved in accessing justice. These guides are intended to be easy-to-understand step-by-step guides.”

For further information on Community Law and Mediation, visit: https://communitylawandmediation.ie/.

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