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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Employment discrimination

Additional information supplied by the State party: Ireland, CERD/C/IRL/CO/2/Add.1, June 16, 2006

Equality legislation 81. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 provides further protections in the area of employment. This legislation prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination in the areas of employment on nine grounds; gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community. There are also in place the […]

P v. State Health Institution “Dorozhnaya Policlinika of Oktyabrskaya Railways” (Case 1066/05), Frunzensky District Court of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (10 August 2005)

Procedural Posture The Medical Expert Commission of the State Health Institution “Dorozhnaya Policlinika” [Railway Clinic] had declared the applicant professionally unfit. The applicant brought a civil action against the Railway Clinic to have the decision declared unlawful and oblige the defendant to issue a new decision. The applicant was represented by the Mental Disability Advocacy […]

Sentencia C-481/98, Constitutional Court of Colombia (9 September 1998)

Procedural Posture Germán Humberto Rincón Perfetti filed a petition for judicial review of Article 46 of Decree 2277 of 1979 (Standards for the Exercise of the Teaching Profession). The Constitutional Court granted the petition and decided the issue after holding a public hearing and requesting opinions from experts and persons directly involved in the matter. […]

Padula v. Webster (Director, FBI), United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (26 June 1987)

Procedural Posture The plaintiff challenged a decision of the FBI not to hire her, alleging that it was based solely on her sexual orientation and therefore violated the defendant’s own policy as well as the plaintiff’s constitutional rights. The District Court allowed the defendant’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed both the plaintiff’s claims. The […]