Phoenix v The Open University 
Decision NumberCase No: 3322700/2021
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Professor from August 2016 until December 2021. The issue leading to the case arose from the claimant’s gender critical beliefs. The 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 disciplines. The claimant was met with a hostile campaign calling for the research group to be
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