Marion Richie v Queen’s University Belfast [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 1760/13
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sex discrimination

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Grade 4 Buyer in the Purchasing Department, within the Finance Directorate. She made a number of claims including, inter alia, sex discrimination and Victimisation. The allegations arise from a matrix of facts involving concerns over attendance, late notifications of absences. The claimant then fell pregnant and suffered post-natal depression.

All claims were dismissed by the tribunal and are largely fact specific. However, in relation to the sex discrimination claim, the tribunal were not satisfied that the numerous events which the claimant pointed to were part of an 'ongoing situation or a continuing state of affairs' as laid down in

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This article is correct at 07/11/2014

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