Phoenix v The Open University [2024]

  • Decision Number
    Case No: 3322700/2021
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Direct Discrimination


The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Professor from August 2016 until December 2021The issue leading to the case arose from the claimant’s gender critical beliefsThe claimant asserts that she was subject to discrimination and harassment as a result of those beliefs and that she was not supported leading to resignation and a claim for constructive unfair dismissal.  

The claimant established the Gender Critical Research Network at the respondent which was a research group focusing on the importance of sexed bodies in different disciplinesThe claimant was met with a hostile campaign calling for the research group to be

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This article is correct at 01/02/2024

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