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Separated father awarded 4,000 euro after being told not to attend his daughters sports day

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM

In this dispute, a father said that his daughter was enrolled in a school without his knowledge or consent by his estranged wife and he initiated a complaint to the Equality Tribunal. However this matter was resolved at mediation and the case was withdrawn from the Tribunal.

However, on the 23rd of May 2013, he said that he received an email from the school informing him that the school sports were scheduled to take place on the 24th of May 2013. He submitted that he got very late notification of the event compared to other parents and this was a pattern of the school not to inform him in good time of school events.

The Equality Officer ordered the school to pay to the father €4,000 to compensate him for the anxiety and distress he experience as a consequence of the discriminatory treatment and victimisation.

Read full case HERE and article HERE.

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