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Court of Appeal to rule on size of awards

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    In re Cookstown District Council's application for judicial review [1996] NICA (0 other reports)

In In re Cookstown District Council's application for judicial review the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal is to rule on the level of awards for injury to feelings in religious discrimination cases, following the High Court's decision directing the Fair Employment Tribunal to state a case on this question.

In Baird v Cookstown District Council, a Protestant, who was turned down for the post of clerk/chief executive of the council after a vote along party political lines, was awarded £7,500 for injury to feelings by the Fair Employment Tribunal.