Failure to establish a prima facie case of discrimination

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 23 May 2019
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered:

Case: Catriona Hughes v National College of Ireland (ADJ-00014991)

Keywords: Discrimination and Equality; Equal Pay; failure to establish a prima facie case

The case of Catriona Hughes v National College of Ireland (NCI) provides an interesting example of a situation whereby a female employee is earning less than an allegedly comparable male employee, but still fails to get over the initial hurdle of showing that there is a prima facie case of discrimination on the grounds of gender.


In this case, the complainant alleged that she was being discriminated on grounds of her gender in relation to equal pay in respect of a named male colleague, Mr DG, pursuant to the Employment

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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