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Driving examiner successful in sex discrimination claim

Driving examiner successful in sex discrimination claim

A driving test examiner has been successful in her claim of sex discrimination against the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA).

France Colvin received £9,000 compensation after she brought her complaint to an individual tribunal, the Press Association reports.

Despite holding a large goods vehicle (LGV) licence since 1993, Ms Colvin was not permitted to take a DVA training course.

With the support of the Equality Commission, the 47-year-old from Moneymore, County Derry claimed it was on grounds of her sex that she was not permitted to take the programme and become an LGV test examiner.

Ms Colvin - who had worked for the DVA since 2000 - said: "I believe that it's very important, not just for me but for all women, to make a stand against unfair treatment and I'm pleased with the tribunal's decision."

The examiner said she is now focussing on her work and is keen to progress with her career.

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Posted by Francesca Witney