Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (88)

Jonathan O'Brien


88. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the advertisement and recruitment procedures for a recent position filled in the professional development services for teachers run by the Dublin West Education Centre, which recently advertised for the position of deputy director organisational affairs (PDST), complied with equality legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51048/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Dublin West Education Centre is part of a network of twenty one full time and nine part time centres. In accordance with the Education Act, 1998, these centres are bodies corporate and each centre has a management committee which governs its day to day business. As the Deputy may be aware, all organisations that act as employers must comply with the requirements of Irish and EC laws, standards and regulations, including those relating to equality and employment. The Equality Tribunal is an independent statutory office which investigates or mediates complaints of unlawful discrimination and is available to any employee where disputes or grievances arise. Accordingly, enquiries in relation to this competition should be raised with the Centre and/or the Tribunal as appropriate.