Discrimination in the workplace

Have you been a victim of discrimination or inequality in the workplace? Adams Corporate Solicitors are here to help.

Discrimination in the workplace is unacceptable in any walk of life. We are here to represent your rights should you feel discrimination at work has taken place.

The main sources of Irish employment equality law are the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2011 and various EU directives such as the General Framework Directive (2000/78/EC), the Equal Pay Directive (75/117/EEC) & the Equal Treatment Directive (76/207/EEC).

A person is said to be directly or indirectly discriminated against if he/she is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation. Discrimination is prohibited in the workplace on the following grounds:

  • Gender.
  • Marital status.
  • Family status.
  • Sexual ordination. 
  • Religion.
  • Age disability.
  • Race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins.
  • Membership of the travelling community.

If you feel you are a victim of discrimination then call us today to discuss further.


Senan Burke, Managing Partner
T: +353 1 6789 788
E: sburke@adamssolicitors.ie