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Unlawful positive discrimination

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    Brown v Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland [1996] 251/93 FET (0 other reports)

A Protestant applicant who was rejected for a civil service post in favour of a less well-qualified Catholic was discriminated against in order to redress an imbalance in the religious composition of staff, according to the Fair Employment Tribunal (Chair: E McBride) in Brown v Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.

Robert Brown, employed as a deputy principal officer, applied for the post of principal officer in the Roads Service central purchasing unit. The successful candidate was a Roman Catholic, Mr Lynch.