Irish school ordered to compensate teacher who was harassed because her son is gay

St Paul’s National School in Collooney, Co. Sligo has been ordered to compensate a resource teacher after the Equality Tribunal found that the woman had been harassed on religious grounds and discriminated against because her son was gay.

St Paul’s National School
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The principal of the school denies these allegations and the chair of the board of management told the tribunal it responded to the allegations “as best they could”.

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Bernie Marron, took the case against the primary school and she spoke to Newstalk Lunchtime today about the compensation and the treatment of her son.

“It was after the valedictory speech that my son gave that the comments became quite pointed and the Principal was very upset by the content of my son’s speech”.


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