The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Do you think you have been treated unfairly? The Equality Commission can give you free, confidential advice if you think you may have suffered unlawful discrimination.
Protected by law
The law protects you against discrimination on grounds of race, sex, age, religious belief and / or political opinion, sexual orientation, or because you have a disability.
It covers acts of discrimination at work on all of those grounds. It also covers acts of discrimination in accessing goods, facilities and services, including renting, buying or accessing premises. This applies to all of those grounds except age.
If you would like advice from the Equality Commission about unlawful discrimination contact it as follows:
- phone: 028 90 500 600
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality Commission will give advice to anyone who asks for it, and that may help resolve the situation. In some cases the Commission may assist you to bring a complaint of unlawful discrimination to a tribunal or a court.
Of the cases the Equality Commission assist, the majority are resolved before going to a hearing. In most of the cases settled the Commission has a commitment to work with the employer or service provider to improve and maintain their practices so as to ensure equality of opportunity for everyone.
More information on your rights, and useful publications are available on the Equality Commission's website.
UNCRPD – disability rights
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have been designated as the 'independent mechanism' for the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
They are monitoring the implementation of UNCRPD, holding decision makers to account and will report to a UN committee on how the Convention is being implemented.
The Equality Commission also provides training and guidance for employers. Flexible training programmes tailored to suit employers’ business needs are available along with seminars and workshops. These are open to employers regardless of size or sector.
The Commission also operates a number of Employment Equality Networks providing an open forum in which employers can share experiences, best practice, and benefit from the Equality Commission’s expertise, advice and assistance.
Contacting the Equality Commission Northern Ireland
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
- phone: 028 90 500 600
- textphone: 028 9050 0589
- fax: 028 9024 8687
- email: email@example.com
- twitter: Equality Commission NI on Twitter
- Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (contacts section)