Indirect Discrimination on the Grounds of RacePosted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 31 January 2014
Decision of the Labour Court in Tolulope Awojuola v Dublin Institute of Technology (23 December 2013)
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.
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 significantly more than the fee payable by those who qualified for the Irish or EU rate of fees.
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