No place for discrimination in the workplace -McKnight

Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight has said that all citizens should be able to work free from discrimination or harassment.

She was speaking after the Fair Employment Tribunal awarded a woman £20,736 after finding she was being discriminated against, harassed and victimised on the grounds of her religious belief or political opinion and constructively unfairly dismissed.

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“It is unacceptable that in 2017 any worker would feel under threat or intimidated in their working environment and atmosphere because of his or her religious belief or political opinion.

“The fight for full recognition and equality of all citizens to work free from discrimination or harassment is a critical rights issue for our society.

“Sinn Féin is committed to reducing discrimination and inequality in the workplace.

“We remain committed to equal rights for all.

“This decision is welcome for the claimant, but should also encourage those affected that discrimination can and will be tackled at every turn.”