21 September 2009
Former head teacher sues over alleged sex discrimination
An ex-head teacher is taking legal action over alleged sex discrimination.
According to a Manchester Evening News report, Pat Adams is suing Manchester council, Salford Catholic diocese and priest Tom Connolly.
She used to be the head at Bishop Bilsborrow primary school, which is situated on Princess Road in Moss Side, Manchester.
The school shut this summer to merge with nearby St Edward's primary and Ms Adams applied to become head of the new education centre, which has been named the Divine Mercy.
She lost out to her opposite number Patrick Heneghan in what is described as a "close run vote".
Mr Heneghan was appointed by a panel comprising parents, council and church representatives.
Ms Adams has since become head of Crab Lane primary in Higher Blackley, but claims she was the victim of sex discrimination in missing out on the top spot at the Divine Mercy.
A date for an employment tribunal hearing has not yet been set.
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