Clare O’Dowd v Sligo Young Enterprises Limited T/A Sligo Community Training Centre

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Policies and Procedures, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Gender, family status, selection process, transparent procedures, lesser qualified candidate being successful

The complainant worked as General Manager of Sligo Community Training Centre and following the birth of her second child, coinciding with the hospitalisation of her first child a number of times, she requested a return to work in the less demanding role of tutor.  She was informed that she should resign as General Manager and she would be given a fixed term post as tutor.  While working as a tutor the General Manager post was advertised and the male colleague, who had filled the post in an acting-up capacity during her periods of maternity leave, was successful. 

The complainant applied for the role and was asked why she resigned to which she replied describing her child’s

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This article is correct at 23/06/2016

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