This submission relates to a proposed amendment to Section 37 of the Employment Equality Acts 1998/2011. Our interest in this matter derives from our work in the area of Employment and Equality law and specifically in representing individuals, in particular employees, who have been subjected to discrimination in the workplace in respect of the nine grounds protected under the Employment Equality Acts 1998/2011 (EEA).
This short submission examines the proposed changes to the Mortgage Interest Supplement (MIS) and the recovery of certain benefits and assistance by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) outlined in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013.
CLM outlines a number of concerns in relation to the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011, including: diminution of the Independence of the legal profession;decreased access to justice; and higher legal costs.
CLM made the following submission for consideration in the review of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant schemes. The principle aim of this submission is to highlight the importance of ensuring that any new scheme(s) established are compatible with the rights of people with disabilities; rights underpinned by the human rights principles of equality and non discrimination.
The joint submission of Community Law & Mediation and Ballymun Community Law Centre to the 4th Programme of Law Reform Commission looks at the areas of Housing Law Reform,
Employment Law Reform, Restorative Justice, Effective Remedies and Extending Grounds for Discrimination within Employment and Equality Legislation.
Community Law & Mediation's submission focussed on three main areas:
1. A summary of concerns raised in the previous joint submission;
2. A reiteration of some of the previously mentioned concerns;
3. Further concerns raised having reviewed the Bill.
Community Law & Mediation broadly welcomes the introduction of a Bill which aims to support people in their response to their indebtedness but highlights a number of its concerns in the submission on certain aspects of the Bill.
Community Law & Mediation and Ballymun Community Law Centre together with other interested parties (the group) made the following submission in response to the proposals set out in the Blue Print document dated April 2012.
This short submission examines the proposed changes to the Mortgage Interest Supplement (MIS) outlined in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012 including concerns that the Bill's proposal actually abolishes the support for some borrowers who would be appropriate candidates for the supplement as they will be completely excluded from accessing the payment.