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Scientist settles over sex discrimination claims

Scientist settles over sex discrimination claims

A high-profile scientist has agreed to a settlement over claims she made of sex discrimination.

Baroness Greenfield took legal action against the Royal Institution (RI), which is a charity dedicated to connecting people working within the field of science.

The organisation had ended her post as director, saying it was no longer affordable.

She had served in the position for 12 years prior to her redundancy and was the driving force behind projects such as the Young Scientist Centre, the Spirit of Science and the Science Media Centre.

In the wake of the decision, Baroness Greenfield launched a bid to get reinstated into her £80,000-a-year role.

However, the two sides have announced that an agreement has been reached and that all claims have been dropped as a result.

In a statement, they said: "Neither the RI nor Baroness Greenfield intends to make any further comment on the terms or the circumstances leading up to her departure."