10 December 2009
Male academic wins sex discrimination claim
A male academic who was rejected when he applied for a role at the University of Surrey has been successful in his bid to secure compensation over sex discrimination.
Psychologist David Gilbert applied for a lecturing post at the institution, which has roots tracing back to 1894, the Times Higher Education reports.
During a recent tribunal, it was ruled that the university had not taken him on because he had brought a sex discrimination claim against a previous employer.
This involved allegations he had made against the University of Hertfordshire, which he said mishandled complaints made by female students that he had made improper comments.
The University of Surrey settled Dr Gilbert's case prior to a remedy hearing which was scheduled to take place earlier this month.
In a statement, it said: "We would prefer not to comment on this case at the moment pending a decision on bringing forward legal action against Dr Gilbert."
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