It seems Sinn Fein has landed itself on the wrong side of the Equality Commission, again. has been stung for £15,000 in compensation for gender discrimination in respect of the way it treated one of its female employees, Anne McGuinness.

“I am happy that this matter has now been resolved and particularly pleased that, as a result of this case, the party will now work with the Equality Commission to ensure that its policies and procedures deliver the highest standards of equality of opportunity.”

The party said it “regretted any perception Ms McGuinness may have had” that appointments had “operated to her disadvantage”.

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