Architect says her award in ‘draining’ WRC gender discrimination case unlikely to encourage others

Auveen Coombes-Lynch won her action over a a “toxic” male culture in the Housing Agency

Auveen Coombes-Lynch: said the sum she was awarded would not even cover her legal bills

An architect who won a gender discrimination case as a result of a “toxic” male culture in a government agency has spoken of the relief in being “vindicated”, but said the full outcome was unlikely to encourage other victims to come forward.

Auveen Coombes-Lynch, who worked at the Housing Agency, was awarded €5,000 in compensation in the Workplace Relation Commission (WRC) last week after it found she had established a strong complaint of gender discrimination ...