Thomas McCann MBE v Extern Organisation Ltd (No.2) Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNICA 33
Legal BodyNI Court of Appeal (NICA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
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 focus of the new Tribunal was on whether the appellant suffered a detriment and whether an effective
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