Four female lecturers promoted after NUIG gender discrimination dispute

Settlement costs likely to run to hundreds of thousands of euro

The four NUI Galway lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

The four NUI Galway lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Four female lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds are set to be promoted as part of a settlement with NUI Galway which is understood to run to hundreds of thousands of euro.

In a statement on Wednesday, the university confirmed that it had reached an "amicable" agreement with each of the four lecturers.

The lecturers, who initiated High Court actions against the university, had argued that they met the qualifications required for senior lectureship posts but were passed over in a promotion round in 2009.

Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
only €1 first month

Insightful opinion is just a away.