McConnell v Police Authority for Northern Ireland [1997] IRLR 625 NICA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Fair Employment Act: Award for injury to feelings was excessive

    Date:
    1 March 1998

    An award of £10,000 compensation for injury to feelings to a Roman Catholic applicant for a position with the Police Authority for Northern Ireland who suffered religious discrimination when he was not offered employment was excessive, holds the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in McConnell v Police Authority for Northern Ireland.

  • Injury to feelings award reduced

    Date:
    1 September 1997

    In McConnell v Police Authority for Northern Ireland the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has ruled that an award of £10,000 for injury to feelings for discrimination on grounds of religious belief was excessive. Awards for injury to feelings in fair employment cases should be no higher than for other forms of discrimination, it says.