CASE REF: 389/04 FET
CLAIMANT: Wesley Boyd
RESPONDENT: John Graham (Dromore) Ltd
The unanimous decision of the Tribunal is that the claimant was not discriminated against by the respondent on the grounds of his religious belief and/or political opinion in and around the failure of the respondent to offer him a job.
Constitution of Tribunal:
Chairman: Ms Crooke
Members: Mr McGuire
The claimant was represented by Mr P Colhoun, Solicitor, of Andrew T Armstrong & Co, Solicitors.
The respondent was represented by Mr J Dunlop, Barrister-at-Law, instructed by McGrigors Belfast, Solicitors.
Sources of the evidence
The claim and the defence
The relevant law
(a) the company wished to positively discriminate in favour of the Roman Catholic community to improve its relative percentages of persons employed from both sides of the community; or
(b) because the successful candidate had a sister working in the respondent company.
Analysis of evidence and conclusions
Date and place of hearing: 3 – 4 July 2006, Belfast
Date decision recorded in register and issued to parties: