TCD hit by ruling in gay pension dispute

The university was wrong to deprive survivor’s pension, according to preliminary EU ruling

3rd July, 2016
Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin indirectly discriminated against a retired gay lecturer in relation to his pension, according to a preliminary ruling of the European Court of Justice.

The university’s occupational pension scheme was wrong to deprive Dr David Parris’s partner of 30 years the right to a survivor’s pension in the event of the academic’s death, according to an opinion of the advocate general.

The 70-year-old French lecturer retired...

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