Jill worked as a teacher in a special school. At the start of her employment the principal used sexual innuendo in conversations with her and made an advance which she rebuffed. Following this incident and the discovery that she was a lesbian, she was subjected to a campaign of less favourable treatment, bullying and harassment by the principal and vice principal.
She lodged a grievance as a result of treatment she received after she entered a civil partnership with another female employee, but resigned when her concerns were not addressed properly.
Jill’s case of sexual orientation discrimination was supported by the Commission and settled by the South East Education and Library Board for £15,000 without admission of liability.
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