An Employee v A Higher Education Establishment

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Gender; Family Status; Disability; Contract of employment; Conditions of employment; Time limits

This is a lengthy decision with a relatively complex timeline relating to the employment of the complainant by the respondent on a number of rolling contracts from 1994. Once categorised as a lecturer one has entitlements to attend Faculty meetings and to vote.  The complainant had these entitlements for a period but they were subsequently removed by virtue of subsequent contracts changing her status.  When she was made permanent by virtue of the number of fixed-term contracts and the operation of law she asserts that her role was then reduced to the position of teacher/university teacher. 

There is lengthy consideration of the timeliness of the complaint and the Equality

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This article is correct at 16/12/2015

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