Deman v Queen’s University Belfast [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    FET 5602/17
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Direct Discrimination; Race Discrimination; Religious Discrimination

The claimant was employed by the respondent University as a lecturer in the School of Finance.  The case arose out of the claimant’s failed application to the position of Professor of Finance.  He was informed by email on 9th June 2017 that he had been unsuccessful and he sought feedback on why he had not been shortlisted.  He was informed that he failed to meet two criteria those being a “sustained publication record of international excellence in field of specialisation,” and a “record of securing external research funding”.  He was also erroneously informed that nobody had been shortlisted when in fact three of the eighteen applicants had been.

The basis of the

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