Mr. David Green
(Represented by Mr. Mick Murphy MIJAG)
Quinn-direct Insurance Limited
Headnotes:Equal Status Act, 2000 - Age ground, Section 3(2)(f) - Discriminatory treatment, Section 5(1) - Date of discrimination - Jurisdiction issue.
This is a preliminary issue for decision is whether a complaint by the complainant, that he was discriminated against by the respondent, on the grounds of age, contrary to the provisions of the Equal Status Act, 2000, is within the scope of the Act or if the alleged discrimination occurred before the Act came into operation on 25 October, 2000. The respondent submitted that the contract for the insurance was entered into in July, 2000 and that the Equality Officer had no jurisdiction to hear the case. The complainant submitted that the alleged discrimination was ongoing and extended over the period of the insurance contract.