Clare Ryan v University of Ulster [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 339/14
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Protected disclosure; Detriment

The claimant’s claim was that she was subjected to detriment in an internal selection process on grounds of having made a protected disclosure. It was accepted by the respondent that the claimant had made a protected disclosure and the focus was on whether or not the claimant suffered detriment on grounds of having made that protected disclosure.

It was contended that the reason she was not short-listed was because a Professor from the selection panel deliberately wanted to make sure that she would not get the post firstly, because she was a whistleblower and, secondly, because they wanted to make sure that the claimant would have no contact with DEL in relation to the previous financial

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This article is correct at 12/12/2014

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