The Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 cover employees in both the public and private sectors as well as applicants for employment and training.
The Acts outlaw discrimination in work-related areas such as pay, vocational training, access to employment, work experience and promotion.
There are 9 grounds on which discrimination is outlawed by the Employment Equality Acts, they are:
- Sexual Orientation
- Civil Status
- Religious Belief
- Race, Colour, Nationality, Ethnic or National Origins
- Family Status
- Member of the Traveller Community
HABIC understands that as an Owner/Manager of a business, there are a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders including satisfying your customers and ultimately delivering a profit.
Staff management is right up there on your list of responsibilities and being informed on Employment Equality is important.
To assist you with all these weighty duties, HABIC has teamed up with ISME to give you access to trustworthy, up-to-date content and advice.
A benefit of HABIC Business and Trade Membership is that you receive Membership of ISME (the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association) free of charge part of package (for a company of 1-5 employees, ISME membership is otherwise charged at €363pa).
Through your FREE ISME Membership you have full access to the following areas of Employment Equality and Discrimination:
- Types of Discrimination
- Pay-related Discrimination
- Gender-based Discrimination
- Harassment & Bullying in the Workplace