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Anti-discrimination law in Northern Ireland

An overview for the higher education sector

This briefing provides an overview of anti-discrimination law in Northern Ireland, with illustrative case studies. It also draws comparisons between anti-discrimination law in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

This publication will be of use to a range of staff working in higher education institutions in Northern Ireland, including line managers, teaching staff, senior managers, human resources or student services departments. Organisations and institutions based in the rest of the UK that also work in or with Northern Ireland will also find this briefing useful.

Areas covered include:

  • A summary of the content and scope of anti-discrimination legislation in Northern Ireland
  • Key legal concepts
  • The main differences between the Northern Ireland anti-discrimination legal framework and the rest of the UK
  • Sources of further information

Prepared for ECU by Fiona Cassidy, Jones Cassidy Jones Solicitors.

Please note that anyone requiring information about how the law applies in a particular situation should seek specialist or legal advice.