James Robert Peifer v Rathmore Grammar SchoolPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant claimed that direct discrimination had occurred as a result of the failure to appoint him to the position of classroom assistant, in favour of a female candidate. The claim was one of direct discrimination pursuant to Article 3(2) (a) of the Sex Discrimination Order 1976. Central to the claimant’s case was the contention that he did not meet the post requirements and criteria and his fundamental contention was very clearly that he ought to have been appointed in preference to the successful (female) candidate who was appointed.
The two matters considered by the tribunal were:
1. Did the claimant’s application form and interview performance demonstrate that he was a more
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