Indirect Discrimination on the Grounds of Race

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 31 January 2014
Anna Broderick
Eversheds

Decision of the Labour Court in Tolulope Awojuola v Dublin Institute of Technology (23 December 2013)


Introduction

In this recent case, the Equality Tribunal and the Labour Court considered whether the higher level of fees paid by international students compared to Irish or EU students, amounted to indirect discrimination on the grounds of race.


Background

The international student, Ms Awojuola, gave her nationality as Nigerian on her application form to enrol with Dublin Institute of Technology (“DIT”). As a result, she was obliged to pay substantial fees for her course. This was

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Anna Broderick
Eversheds

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