Teacher awarded €93,500 over ‘tainted’ job interview

Sligo primary school teacher was discriminated against on gender grounds, WRC finds

The school’s board did not provide a convincing and transparent rationale for its scoring at interview, the WRC found. Photograph: iStock

The school’s board did not provide a convincing and transparent rationale for its scoring at interview, the WRC found. Photograph: iStock

A Co Sligo primary school has been ordered to pay a deputy principal €93,498 compensation after it discriminated against her because she is a woman in a contest with a male colleague for a school principal’s post.

In the case, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered the board of management of Scoil Mhuire agus Iosaf Junior School pay Pamela Brennan €93,498.

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