Salim v Western Health and Social Care Trust [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 23793/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Race Discrimination


The claimant is an African Arab and having been trained in Northern Ireland he worked for the health service and had been a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology since 2006. The claimant unsuccessfully applied for locum posts with the respondent on two occasions in 2009.   The claimant stated that in 2009 he was told that the respondent tended not to employ overseas doctors for permanent consultant jobs and that overseas doctors were there to fill gaps.

The claimant unsuccessfully applied on six occasions for permanent roles since then.  In 2020 a new role was created at the South West Acute Hospital. It was seeking a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

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This article is correct at 02/03/2023

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