Dr Anne Cleary v University College Dublin [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts, 1998 to 2015; Access to Promotion; Gender; Age

This case involved a claim that the complainant had been discriminated on grounds of gender and age in relation to promotion. The complainant had applied for promotion to Senior Lecturer and was unsuccessful. She appealed this decision and it was approved for reconsideration to the University Committee on Academic Appointments, Tenure and Promotion. Her appeal was ultimately unsuccessful.

The complainant alleges that older lecturers were less successful in the promotion rounds and specifically that her successful comparator was 20 years younger. The complainant also criticised the respondent's "five year rule" which meant that any work outside a reference period of 5 years is disregarded

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This article is correct at 09/05/2018

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