Fryers v University of Ulster [1997] IT/2736/93

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex bias in senior recruitment at university

    Date:
    1 December 1997

    Finding the vice-chancellor's explanation as to why a woman who met the essential criteria for a senior non-academic post did not make it onto the shortlist as neither satisfactory nor convincing, a Belfast industrial tribunal (Chair: M Davey) in Fryers v University of Ulster rules that the unsuccessful candidate was discriminated against on grounds of sex and awards £33,000 compensation.