19 March 2009
Academic reaches settlement over unfair dismissal and discrimination claims
An academic who accused the university he worked for of unfair dismissal and race discrimination has come to a settlement.
Dr John Samuel worked for Leeds Metropolitan University as a business development manager.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, his role involved looking at ways in which the institution could support projects in Africa.
Had the tribunal gone ahead, it was scheduled to last for 15 days.
Dr Samuel's case involved four named individuals.
In a joint statement, the two parties said: "In respect of the employment tribunal the university and Dr Samuel have reached an amicable resolution to this matter and neither party will be making any further comment."
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Leeds Metropolitan University describes itself as one of the largest universities in the country, with 30,000 students and 3,000 members of staff.
Its main campus is located in the Headingley area of the city.