Political opinion (Northern Ireland)

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  • McConkey and another v The Simon Community

    Date:
    28 May 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The House of Lords has held that an employer in Northern Ireland could refuse to recruit job applicants on the grounds that they had supported the use of violence for political ends during the Troubles, even though they had since renounced these views.

  • Fair Employment Act: "Political opinion" given broad meaning

    Date:
    1 April 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McKay v Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal holds that the protection against discrimination on grounds of "political opinion" in the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1976 is not restricted to opinions relating solely to the political affairs of Northern Ireland.

  • Wide meaning of "political opinion"

    Date:
    1 January 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McKay v Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (25 October 1994) EOR59D, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal rules that the protection against discrimination on grounds of "political opinion" in the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act is not restricted to political opinion connected with religion and politics in Northern Ireland.

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