Thomas McCann MBE v Extern Organisation Ltd (No.2) [2017]

  • Case Reference
    NICA 33
  • Legal Body
    NI Court of Appeal (NICA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Discrimination; Fair Employment; Political Opinion

This was an appeal against a decision by a Fair Employment Tribunal dismissing a claim for discrimination on the grounds of political opinion. The appellant worked as a programme manager for the respondent providing services to adult homeless. In 2006 the claimant had brought a claim for sexual discrimination after being suspended and ultimately dismissed. While his claim for unfair dismissal was upheld, the claim for discrimination on the grounds of political opinion was rejected.

The Court of Appeal previously allowed an appeal on this point and remitted the matter to a fresh Tribunal. The

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This article is correct at 23/06/2017

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