Sheikholeslami v The University of Edinburgh Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0014_17_0510
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
The appellant worked as a Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. She was diagnosed with work-related stress and depression and was absent from work. During this period, the appellant wrote to the university’s Principal complaining of being “completely disabled in… employment due to gender discrimination…”
Later, members of the school were instructed not to contact the appellant except through her solicitors, as she was “in dispute with the school”. Attempts were made by the appellant to return to work, but she sought to work outside the School of Engineering due to how she had been treated.
As her work permit was due to expire, options to extend her stay in the UK were
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