OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EQUALITY INVESTIGATIONS
Equal Status Act 2000
Equality Officer Decision: DEC-S2002-087 - 096
Mr. Joe McDonnell, Ms Mary McDonnell, Mr. Christopher Stokes, Ms. Winifred Stokes, Mr. Simon Lawrence, Ms. Ellie Lawrence, Mr. Francie Lawrence, Ms. Brigie Lawrence, Mr. Martin Lawrence, Ms. Ann Lawrence
(Represented by The Equality Authority)
Mr. Martin Brady, The Leinster Arms.
(Represented by Mr. Barry Lysaght, Malone & Martin Solicitors)
Key words: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) - service in pubs, barred , misbehaviour, prima facie case.
The dispute concerns a claim by the above named complainants that they were discriminated against by Mr. Martin Brady, the Proprietor of the Leinster Arms on the Traveller community ground in terms of Sections 3(1)(a), and 3(2)(i) of the Equal Status Act, 2000, in that they were not provided with a service which is generally available to the public contrary to Section 5(1) of that Act.