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Professor Roya Sheikholeslami wins £50k payout from Edinburgh University after being victimised over sex discrimination claim

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ScreamingMeMe · 16/06/2021 12:32

So woke, yet so misogynistic....

Sorry the majority of this is behind a paywall. Glad she has won though!

Hopefully there will be more reports later.

"A professor who was unfairly sacked and victimised for raising sex discrimination concerns at one of Scotland’s leading universities has claimed that her life has been “destroyed”.

Professor Roya Sheikholeslami has been locked in a legal battle with the University of Edinburgh since 2012, with an employment tribunal recently awarding her almost £50,000."

Report from EHRC (in PDF format) here

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MouseyTheVampireSlayer · 16/06/2021 12:42

Fifty k is a very poor result, considering the legal fees and its affect on her employability.
Not to mention lost earnings, mental health etc.


Articus · 16/06/2021 12:46

It might seem little but until a few years back the most you could expect on average was 30K.
Well done her! I wonder if There was a union behind her. And what a nightmare if this has gone on since 2012!


PandorasMailbox · 16/06/2021 13:00

Edinburgh Uni hasn't exactly been covering itself in glory has it?


OneEpisode · 16/06/2021 13:42

The EHRC says disability discrimination- she was suffering from stress/depression?


SuperLoudPoppingAction · 16/06/2021 15:56

Better link here in terms of no paywall.
Chemical and process engineering can be so blokey - it's ridiculous.

I can't believe it has dragged on for so long. How has she been surviving with it over her head? She is a stronger woman than me to pursue this.


ClingFilmAndGafferTape · 16/06/2021 16:27

If she was dismissed because her visa had expired, how can this be unfair dismissal? I'm not ignoring the rest of the claim, just surely having the right to work is a legal requirement.


ScreamingMeMe · 16/06/2021 16:49


The EHRC says disability discrimination- she was suffering from stress/depression?

It seems to be both. She initially raised concerns about sex discrimination and suffered stress and depression as a result. It's not massively clear, but that's my understanding.
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OneEpisode · 16/06/2021 18:45

The EHRC doc says the employer was supposed to apply for a new visa, and didn’t. She is highly skilled and in a shortage profession.

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