Lennon v Department for Regional Development

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Religious and Political Discrimination; Public Appointment

Following the appointment of another candidate to the position of Chair of Northern Ireland Water, the Fair Employment Tribunal upheld a claim by Dr Alan Lennon OBE that he had been the victim of unlawful discrimination on grounds of religious belief arising from the way in which the recruitment process had been conducted by the Minister at the time. The Tribunal held that Dr Lennon had not been discriminated against on grounds of his political opinion. The Tribunal believed that the Minister broke the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments for Northern Ireland. In March 2011, the Minister appointed a Catholic as chairman ahead of four

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This article is correct at 22/06/2012

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