Case Number: DEC-E2012-047- Full Case Report. Equality Tribunal

Docket NumberDEC-E2012-047- Full Case Report
Date01 April 2012
CourtEquality Tribunal
The Equality Tribunal

Employment Equality Acts

Decision DEC-E2012-047


Li Zheng
(Represented by Paul O'Sullivan & Co., Solicitors)

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Nationwide Controlled Parking Systems Ltd.

File references: EE/2009/191
Date of issue: 24 April 2012

Keywords - Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 - Discriminatory Treatment - Equal Pay - Race - Failure to Attend - Unreasonable


1.1 This dispute concerns a claim by the complainant that he was subjected to discriminatory treatment by the respondent on grounds of race, in terms of Section 6 and contrary to Section 8 of the Employment Equality Acts and that the principle of equal remuneration as provided for in Section 29 was not adhered to.

1.2 The complainant referred his claim of discrimination to the Director of the Equality Tribunal on 23 March 2009 under the Employment Equality Acts. On 23 September 2011, in accordance with his powers under section 75 of the Acts, the Director delegated the case to Conor Stokes - an Equality Officer - for investigation, hearing and decision and for the exercise of other relevant functions of the Director under Part VII of the Acts on which date my investigation commenced. As required by Section 79(1) and as part of my investigation, I proceeded to a hearing on 24 April 2012. All written and oral evidence presented to the Tribunal has been taken into consideration when coming to this decision.

1.3 The date of the hearing was notified to the parties by registered post. Accordingly I am satisfied that the parties were notified of the hearing arrangements for this complaint.

1.4 The respondent attended the hearing of this matter, the complainant did not.


2.1 In accordance with Section 79(6) of the Employment Equality Acts I issue the following decision. As part of my investigation under Section 79 of the Acts, I am obliged to hold a hearing. I am satisfied that the complainant was notified of the arrangements for the hearing. I...

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