Gender Discrimination in Promotion

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 25 October 2019
Alison Martin
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In the recent case before the WRC, Pamela Brennan v BOM Scoil Mhuire agus Iosaf Junior School, a female teacher, who held the role of Deputy Principal, was awarded compensation in the amount of €93,498 after it was held that she was discriminated against on the grounds of gender in relation to a promotion.


The claimant complained that she was discriminated against on the grounds of gender (and family status) in relation to promotion to the position of Administrative Principal.  The claimant's male colleague, who had significantly less relevant experience was the successful candidate.

The school asserted that the successful male candidate performed better than the claimant at

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