We’re All Out of Step but UCD, It Seems!

Posted in Legal issues on June 28th, 2018 by steve

“… It’s quite staggering then that the top echelons in UCD seem determined to so quickly squander tens of thousands of tax payers’ and student fee money to appeal a discrimination case awarded against them by the Workplace Relations Commission for age discrimination against a long-time female Lecturer in the college and a member of IFUT. Earlier this year the WRC ruled that age discrimination had occurred …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 27 June]

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Union calls on UCD to drop appeal on ageism ruling

Posted in Legal issues on April 28th, 2018 by steve

“The university lecturers’ union has hit back at plans by UCD to appeal a ruling that it discriminated against a female member of staff on age grounds in a competition for promotion when she was 61. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) recently ordered UCD to pay lecturer Dr Anne Cleary €30,000 and to promote her retrospectively to senior lecturer grade …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 28 April]

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IFUT calls on UCD President to desist from appealing age discrimination ruling

Posted in Legal issues on April 27th, 2018 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called on UCD President, Andrew Deeks, to withdraw his statement that the college ‘does not accept’ a highly significant age discrimination ruling against UCD by the Workplace Relations Commission. In the case taken by IFUT regarding a Senior Lecturer promotion, the WRC ruled that the college breached Sections 6(2)(f) and 8(1)(d) of the Employment Equality Acts and issued an order for retrospective promotion and compensation …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 27 April]

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UCD to appeal WRC ruling over age discrimination

Posted in Legal issues on April 26th, 2018 by steve

“UCD is to appeal a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling that the university discriminated against a member of its academic staff on the ground of age. In a communication to staff, college president Andrew Deeks said UCD does not accept the finding and the university will be appealing the decision to the Labour Court …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 26 April]

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IFUT Wins Major Age Discrimination Case Against UCD

Posted in Legal issues on April 24th, 2018 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has won a highly significant age discrimination case against University College Dublin, taken on behalf of a Lecturer denied promotion to Senior Lecturer status. The Workplace Relations Commission ruled that the college had breached Sections 6(2)(f) and 8(1)(d) of the Equality Employments Acts and issued an order for retrospective promotion and compensation …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 23 April]

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Lecturer (61) wins €30,000 and top job in UCD age row

Posted in Legal issues on April 23rd, 2018 by steve

“The country’s largest university has been ordered to pay €30,000 to an academic after it was found to have discriminated against her when passing her over for promotion. In the case before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), UCD has been ordered …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 23 April]

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UCD lecturer denied promotion on age grounds awarded €30,000

Posted in Legal issues on April 22nd, 2018 by steve

“University College Dublin has been ordered to pay €30,000 to an academic after it was found to have discriminated against her when passing her over for promotion …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 22 April]

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Ageism claim over mandatory PhDs settled

Posted in Legal issues on December 10th, 2015 by steve

UK“A lecturer who claimed he suffered age discrimination when his department made it mandatory for all new staff to have a PhD has agreed an out-of-court settlement with his former employer …” (more)

[Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, 10 December]

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Galway conference: Is the mandatory retirement age of 65 discriminatory?

Posted in Legal issues on January 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Legal rights for the elderly are being discussed at a conference in NUI Galway today. The event has been organised by the Mental Health Rights Group and the Employment law association of Ireland …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 24 January]

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Cornelius v. University College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2011 by steve

“This dispute concerns a claim by Mr Ian Cornelius that he was discriminated against by University College Dublin on the grounds of age contrary to section 6(2)(f) of the Employment Equality Acts in relation to access to employment and promotion in terms of section 8 of the Acts …” (more)

[Equality Tribunal, 23 December]

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UCD pays €5,000 for age discrimination

Posted in Legal issues on January 18th, 2011 by steve

“An employee of University College Dublin has been awarded €5,000 by the Equality Tribunal for being discriminated against on the basis of his age. Ian Cornelius, head of the school of information and library studies, applied for the post of professor in the school in 2008 when he was 63 …” (more)

[Kitty Holland, Irish Times, 18 January]

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