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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Michelle
dc.contributor.author MacMahon, Juliet
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-05T15:10:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-05T15:10:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation O’Sullivan, M. and MacMahon, J. (2010) ‘Employment Equality Law in Ireland: Claimants, Representation and Outcomes’, Industrial Law Journal, Vol, 39, No. 4: 329-354. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2582
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to identify, for the first time, trends in claimant use of the Irish Employment Equality Acts 1998–2008. Specifically, we examine types of claimant representation, the sectoral origin of claims and the outcomes of equality cases. Our findings are based on an analysis of 434 employment equality cases decided by the Equality Tribunal in the seven-year period 2001–07 and interviews with key informants from equality bodies and trade unions. We find that there is a high failure rate of complainants’ cases, that success rates vary across types of representation and that a disproportionate number of claimants are from the public sector. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship n/a en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Industrial Law Journal;39(4), pp. 329-354
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1093/indlaw/dwq026
dc.rights This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Industrial Law Journal. Following peer review the definitive publisher-authenticated version Employment Equality Legislation in Ireland - Claimants, Representation and Outcomes,39(4), pp. 329-354 is available online at:http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1093/indlaw/dwq026 en_US
dc.subject equality law en_US
dc.subject trade union en_US
dc.subject representation en_US
dc.subject solicitor en_US
dc.title Employment equality legislation in Ireland: claimants, representation and outcomes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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