Equal Status Act 2000
Equality Officer Decision: DEC-S2001-014
Mr. Tom Conroy
(Represented by Michael Mc Darby & Co. Solicitors )
Mr. Martin Costello
(Represented by Mr. Diarmuid Connolly B.L. Instructed
by Coleman & Co., Solicitors)
Headnotes:Equal Status Act, 2000 -Direct Discrimination, Section 3(1) - Membership of the Traveller community, section 3(2)(i) - supply of goods and services, Section 5(1) - Refusal of service in a pub - Risk of criminal and disorderly conduct, Section 15(1) - Decision made in good faith, Section 15(2).
This dispute concerns a claim by Mr. Tom Conroy that he was discriminated against by Mr. Martin Costello of Costello's Bar on the grounds that he is a member of the Traveller community. The complainant alleges that the respondent discriminated against him in terms of Sections 3 (1)(a), and 3(2)(i) of the Equal Status Act, 2000, in that he was not provided with a service which is generally available to the public contrary to Section 5 (1) of that Act.