A leading figure in Ireland’s Muslim community has been awarded €7,500 by the Labour Court after it ruled he has been unfairly dismissed by Trinity College Dublin from his role as a part-time lecturer in Arabic.
Ali Selim, who is also spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, had appealed the level of compensation awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission in an earlier unfair dismissal action he had taken.
Dr Selim had sought reinstatement to his formal role or alternatively the maximum award of two years’ salary which would amount to in excess of €18,000.
The WRC had awarded him €4,000 after finding that he had been unfairly dismissed by Trinity.
At a Labour Court hearing last month, Dr Selim claimed he had been fired from his teaching post due to a controversy which broke out following comments he made during an appearance on RTÉ in February 2018.
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