At the recent Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) conference, Cloisters’ Dee Masters gave a talk on ‘Proposals for reform of Age Discrimination in the Provision of Good, Facilities and Services'. To read Dee's paper click here.
Currently there is no protection for anyone in Northern Ireland against age discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services. A consultation is now under way to consider proposals made by the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) to address this gap.
The Equality Commission brought together a range of employers, lawyers, government bodies and community and welfare groups at the conference held in the Titanic Building on Thursday the 27 August to discuss the OFMDFM proposals.
The event was chaired by Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission.
“We see this consultation as a key and immediate opportunity to influence the delivery of new laws on age discrimination,” Dr Wardlow said.
See more about the conference at: http://www.equalityni.org/Footer-Links/News/Delivering-Equality/Extending-the-law-on-age-discrimination.aspx#sthash.DrbzN9IP.dpuf