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Equality body concerned about health service discrimination October 18, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, socio-economic.

The Equality Authority has expressed concern about what it describes as serious equality issues within the health service.

The body says a quarter of all complaints being filed under the Equal Status Act relate to the health sector.

It says there are “serious divisions in health status” based on people’s socio-economic situation and legislation needs to be updated in order to tackle the problem.

At present, Ireland’s equality laws contain no protections from discrimination on the grounds of socio-economic status.

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Source: The Irish Examiner

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