OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EQUALITY INVESTIGATIONS
Equal Status Act 2000
EQUALITY OFFICER'S DECISION NO: DEC-S2002-127
O'Learys Pub, Salthill
File Ref ES/2001/306
Date of Issue 29/11/2002
Key words: Equal Status Act 2000 - Direct discrimination, section 3(1)(a) - Membership of the Traveller community, section 3(2)(i) - Supply of goods and services, section 5(1) - Refusal of service in pub
This dispute concerns a complaint by Mrs Nora Barrett that she was discriminated against, contrary to the Equal Status Act 2000, by the management of O'Learys Pub, Salthill. The complainant maintains that she was discriminated against on the Traveller community ground in terms of sections 3(1) and 3(2)(i) of the Equal Status Act 2000 in not being provided with a service which is generally available to the public contrary to Section 5(1) of the Act.