MyHome.ie announces new procedures to tackle discriminatory property advertisements

MyHome.ie announces new procedures to tackle discriminatory property advertisements

MyHome.ie announces new procedures to tackle discriminatory property advertisements

Leading property website MyHome.ie has announced the introduction of new procedures to review property advertisements which have the potential to breach equality legislation.

Following engagement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, MyHome.ie has developed practical methods to identify, monitor and block discriminatory advertising on its website.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the initiative.

The Managing Director of MyHome.ie, Angela Keegan said the company was adopting a proactive approach to the new legislation. She also said MyHome.ie was looking forward to working with the IHREC to ensure discriminatory ads did not appear on the site.

Key aspects of the MyHome.ie system include a two-tiered system for checking advertisements published on its website, through both a manual, and auto-check system.

Specifically, the auto-check system will filter “trigger” words and phrases that could be in contravention of equality legislation. MyHome.ie has also put in place investigation, reporting and take-down procedures where discriminatory ads are identified, both pre and post-publication.

Full details of the ‘Property Advertisement Equality Guidelines’ are available at

https://pm.myhome.ie/static/files/PropertyAdvertisementEqualityGuidelines.pdf

 

For further information,

Please contact

Kieran Garry

Gordon MRM

01/6650455 or 087/2368366

 

kieran@gordonmrm.ie

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