Brendan Wright Personal Representative of the Estate of Colette Wright (Dec’d) v Belfast Bible College & McCormick [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NICA 17
  • Legal Body
    NI Court of Appeal (NICA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Religious Discrimination; Political Belief; Sex Discrimination; Age Discrimination

The deceased was employed by the Belfast Bible college as a part-time receptionist from 2003 until 2016.  She died in February 2017 and the proceedings were brought by her husband as personal representative.   The claims were vast, comprising direct discrimination for religious and/or political belief and age, indirect discrimination on grounds of sex as well as victimisation. 

The Court of Appeal acknowledged the length of the claims brought against the respondents but specifically pointed to an excerpt which stated that the claimant was the only catholic employee at the college throughout her tenure and that the issues only arose when Mr McCormick was appointed as

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This article is correct at 13/10/2020

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