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    This mornings Belfast Telegraph:am - not online - has a front page story describing how a Fair Employment Tribunal awarded a teacher £8,250 compensation for religious discrimination.

    Ballykelly Primary School in Londonderry selected 4 teachers for redundancy - all protestant. Catholic teachers who had taught at the school for less time than the complainant did not lose their jobs.

    " A Fair Employment Tribunal ruled the former P3 teacher had suffered discrimination after Catholic pupils began outnumbering protestants at the school.

    One of the redundancy priorities at the school, proposed by Limavady parish priest governor Fr Michael Collins, was centred round the school's "ethos", which said staffing should be in line with the religious mix of the pupils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    This mornings Belfast Tekegraph:am - not online - has a front page story describing how a Fair Employment Tribunal awarded a teacher £8,250 compensation for religious discrimination.

    Ballykelly Primary School in Londonderry selected 4 teachers for redundancy - all protestant. Catholic teachers who had taught at the school for less time than the complainant did not lose their jobs.
    Eh...surely if she were awarded compensation the headline thread title should read that you can't lose your job because of religion?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    This mornings Belfast Tekegraph:am - not online - has a front page story describing how a Fair Employment Tribunal awarded a teacher £8,250 compensation for religious discrimination.

    Ballykelly Primary School in Londonderry selected 4 teachers for redundancy - all protestant. Catholic teachers who had taught at the school for less time than the complainant did not lose their jobs.
    Hope the other three teachers get compensation too. You didn't give a link. Was the teacher reinstated?
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    That's an unholy disgrace. I'm just worried with our equality legislation, that had it occurred in Dublin, it wouldn't have even reached a tribunal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician View Post
    Eh...surely if she were awarded compensation the headline thread title should read that you can't lose your job because of religion?

    She hasn't been reinstated to her former position - she was offered a job in the nursery.

    Care to deal with the substantive issue ?

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    Protestant teacher awarded £8,250 over redundancy - The Irish Times - Tue, Jul 06, 2010 heres the IT link

    Bizarre comments regarding the Board of Governors perception that Fair Employment legislation didn't apply to the process in which they were involved...???

    What was the process? Selection of people to be made redundant?
    Should Fair Employment legislation apply to this? No, because it's to do with unemployment, not Employment???

    This sounds like something from Leaders' Questions in Dail Eireann.

    Terribly sad really.

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    Do you still have to seek approval from a priest to get a job teaching in a Catholic school?

    Religious descrimination alive and well in NI it would seem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imokyrok View Post
    Hope the other three teachers get compensation too. You didn't give a link. Was the teacher reinstated?
    The Belfast Telegraph morning edition isn't online.

    She was given a job in the nursery school.

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    BBC News - Ballykelly primary teacher was discriminated against

    Sorry C but the BBC link is only open to UK residents.



    Another one caught out.

    Canada is it.


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    The logical thing to do is make all public NI schools blind to religion altogether. If the govt refuse to do that, and you do get an established "ethos" being taught in schools, then it's hard to blame the schools for basing hiring/firing decisions around religion. A symptom of a problem rather than a problem itself.
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