>cybersean3000 at yahoo.com wrote:
> The treaty of Amsterdam of 1977 states it to be illegal to descriminate
> based on gender, race, etd. Nationality is in that list as well. In the > Treaty of Amsterdam Year 2000 Amendments, it also states it is illegal to > descriminate against part-time or temporary workers - interesting.
> But "Nationality" in this context means other EU nationals...
> -- Gerard Keating Tully
You are mixing up two different issues. There is European legislation on the right of EU nationals to work in other EU countries ("work permit" type legislation).
There is separate legislation in Irish law and possibly even corresponding Euopean law outlawing discrimination which covers everyone. The Irish legislation is uniquely Irish, it has a section on "membership of the travelling community". Even if a person does not have a work permit, then provided the employer was unaware of that, the employer can still be found guilty of discrimination (say) on race grounds, such as in the case that started off this (Off) Topic.
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