Employment Law update – equality tribunal

In a recent judgment from the equality tribunal, it was found that an employer discriminated against an employee on the grounds of race.

The employee claimed that whilst working as a waiter/ bartender, he received less pay than a co worker who was Irish. He received €10 per hour whilst his co worker received €13 – €14 an hour.

The tribunal held that the employee was discriminated against and ordered for arrears of €2 an hour to be paid to the complainant totalling €4,960.