What you can do today to help the five female lecturers

Posted in Legal issues on June 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The only reason NUI Galway have extended mediation with four of the female lecturers for two weeks is our campaign. Management’s usual strategy is delay, delay and yet more delay …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 27 June]

Tags: , ,

TUI drops action in row over election

Posted in Legal issues on June 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) lodged a High Court injunction against a former staff member who raised concerns about alleged voter interference in union elections. The Sunday Independent last week revealed how the teachers’ union was carrying out connected investigations into alleged election interference and claims of an internal data protection breach …” (more)

[Philip Ryan, Independent, 25 June]

Tags: ,

Mediation extended!

Posted in Legal issues on June 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Examiner has reported that the mediation between the four female lecturers taking High Court cases and NUI Galway has been extended for another two weeks! It seems our previous post on Tuesday reporting how it had failed and detailing what we had heard about NUI Galway’s Machiavellian moves may have done some good! …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 23 June]

Tags: , , ,

Legal actions over alleged gender discrimination at NUI Galway adjourned for mediation

Posted in Legal issues on June 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Legal actions by four female lecturers against National University of Ireland Galway alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion have been again adjourned while efforts continue to resolve the dispute through mediation. Claire Bruton BL, for the lecturers, told High Court Deputy Master Angela Denning today the mediation is ongoing and she was seeking a two-week adjournment of the cases by consent …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 22 June]

Tags: , , , ,

Mediation fails – the fight for justice and gender equality goes on

Posted in Legal issues on June 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The mediation between NUI Galway and the four women taking High Court cases for gender discrimination in promotion has failed. A report of the failure will be published in the High Court today and another date for the pre hearing will then be arranged. It means the four women’s cases have been delayed yet again …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 20 June]

Tags: , , ,

High court rejects Leaving Cert student’s claim she was discriminated against because of her dyslexia

Posted in Legal issues on May 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A woman who alleged, as a student with dyslexia, she was discriminated against because special explanatory notes were attached to her Leaving Certificate has lost her Supreme Court appeal over the rejection of her claims. The notes stated Kim Cahill was not assessed on spelling and grammatical elements of language subjects …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Independent, 24 May]

Tags: , , , ,

Lecturer settles action against college over alleged defamation

Posted in Legal issues on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A lecturer who claimed he was defamed in a letter sent by his college authorities to about 100 students has settled his High Court action. Keith Maycock, a computer science lecturer, sued the National College of Ireland (NCI), International Financial Services Centre, Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 May]

Tags: , ,

Lecturer suing National College of Ireland called 10% reduction from reassessement ‘unbelievable’

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on May 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A lecturer told the High Court it was ‘unbelievable’ that grades on eight dissertations for a Masters programme in his college would be marked down by 10% across the board …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, BreakingNews.ie, 16 May]

Tags: , , , ,

NUIG gender discrimination case adjourned for mediation

Posted in Legal issues on May 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway (NUIG) has confirmed that legal proceedings taken against the university by four female lecturers over alleged gender discrimination have been adjourned to allow for mediation. The development has been welcomed by former NUIG lecturer Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, whose own discrimination case against the university prompted the legal action by the four lecturers …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 3 May]

Tags: , , , ,

NUI Galway will negotiate with women lecturers: Thursday’s High Court pre-trial hearing and demonstration cancelled

Posted in Governance and administration on May 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Campaign has just learnt that the four female lecturers and NUI Galway have agreed to mediation. As a result of the agreement, the pre-trial hearing regarding the gender inequality case that was scheduled to be held on Thursday May 4th in the High Court in Dublin has been adjourned …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 2 May]

Tags: , , , ,

What NUI Galway are trying to do at the High Court

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“This short video explains what NUI Galway are trying to do in the High Court on May 4th and why we need to demonstrate to expose their hypocrisy. If you want to join us you can come on our bus from Galway …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 1 May]

Tags: , , , , ,

In latest stall tactic, NUIG gains approval for pre-trial hearing

Posted in Legal issues on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“As noted on this website on July 22nd, NUI Galway applied recently to the High Court seeking a pre-trial hearing of the cases being taken by the four female lecturers who are suing the university on the basis of gender discrimination in the 2008/9 round of promotion to Senior Lecturer …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 27 July]

Tags: , , ,

Judge orders preliminary hearing in NUIG discrimination case

Posted in Legal issues on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge has granted an application by National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) for a trial of preliminary legal issues before a full hearing of actions by four female lecturers. They are alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 26 July]

Tags: , , ,

NUI Galway tries to prevent High Court cases revealing why the female lecturers were not promoted in 2009

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“On Wednesday last, NUI Galway applied to the High Court seeking a pre-trial hearing of the cases being taken by the four female lecturers who are suing NUI Galway on the basis of gender discrimination in the 2008/9 round of promotion to Senior Lecturer …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 22 July]

Tags: , , ,

Vet’s defamation actions must be joined together, says judge

Posted in Legal issues on June 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dr Harry Sweeney and stud farm sue UL and two ex-students on Japanese equine placement. A judge has directed three actions by an Irish vet and the stud farm he runs in Japan which allege they have suffered reputational damage and defamation must be consolidated into one and heard together …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 17 June]

Tags: , ,

University of Limerick student to allege vet sexually harassed her, defamation trial hears

Posted in Legal issues on June 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An Irish vet who runs a stud farm in Japan has sued the University of Limerick (UL) alleging defamation and reputational damage as a result of how it reacted to allegations by two female students about his behaviour towards them while on placement at the farm …” (more)

[Independent, 16 June]

Tags: , , ,

UCC lecturer fails to get injunction over professorial positions decision

Posted in Legal issues on April 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge yesterday refused to grant an injunction to senior lecturer and head of the management and marketing department at UCC …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 21 April]

Tags: , , ,

Lecturer refused injunctions pending professorship challenge

Posted in Legal issues on April 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior lecturer at University College Cork has been refused injunctions pending the outcome of her High Court challenge to a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 20 April]

Tags: , , ,

Senior UCC lecturer fails to get injunction over decision not to shortlist her for job

Posted in Legal issues on April 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior university lecturer has failed to get an injunction over a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for ten professorial positions …” (more)

[Tom Tuite, Independent, 20 April]

Tags: , , ,

Ruling due on injunction sought by senior UCC lecturer

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge will give her decision later on whether to grant an injunction to senior lecturer and head of the Management and Marketing Department at UCC, Joan Buckley, who has brought proceedings arising out of the decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 6 April]

Tags: , ,