Equality laws are designed to prevent race discrimination and give everyone access to employment, education, goods and services regardless of who their parents are or where they came from. They are there to protect those who have been treated unfairly, and ensure employers and those who provide goods and services do not discriminate on the grounds of race.
Discrimination on racial grounds is unlawful. The definition includes grounds of race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins and covers the following areas of activity:
The law gives rights of redress to those who feel discriminated against, including recourse to a court (or tribunal in employment cases.) However, the system now encourages mediation as a first step to resolving race discrimination disputes.
If you are involved in such a dispute, you can find out more about specific race related issues by clicking on the links below. These pages are from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
If you are involved in an alleged case of race discrimination you can find out if mediation is suitable by contacting us directly.