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Two teachers launch unfair dismissal claim against college

Two teachers launch unfair dismissal claim against college

A couple are launching a claim for unfair dismissal on racial and religious discrimination grounds against their former employers.

Professor Malory Nye and Isabel Campbell-Nye were dismissed from their positions as headmaster and head of English language respectively from Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland and they claim it was because they were seen as a threat to core Muslim values.

They are now bringing the institution - which is an independent research-led place of schooling - to an employment tribunal as they seek a settlement.

Prof Nye alleges that two individuals at the facility colluded to have him removed from his position so that he could be replaced with a Muslim.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "Multiculturalism and respect for cultural and religious differences are, I had thought, core values of the college."

The pair have said they were suspended in June without any reason being given and were dismissed in November.

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Posted by Chris Stevenson