OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EQUALITY INVESTIGATIONS
Equal Status Act 2000
Equality Officer Decision: DEC-S2002- 018
Ms. Teresa Cleary
(Represented by O'Dea & Co., 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, prima facie case.
The dispute concerns a claim by Ms. Teresa Cleary that she was discriminated against by Flannery's Hotel. She alleges she was discriminated against by the respondent on the Traveller community ground in terms of Sections 3(1)(a), and 3(2)(i) of the Equal Status Act, 2000, in that she was not provided with a service which is generally available to the public contrary to Section 5(1) of that Act.