Remember all the fuss here? People making every sort of prejudicial comment possible against Dylan Evans, who offended a fellow lecturer by showing her an academic, if rather ridiculous, article?
Well guess what? The High Court has overturned the punishment he received from UCC. Describing the proposed two years of monitoring and counselling and the subsequent decision not make him a permanent lecturer, as “grossly disproportionate, the judge said that Evans should have been admonished.
The judge pointed out that the offending article contained nothing or graphic, and that it had won an Ig Nobel prize for being funny.
Translating this into the real world, UCC has been told that it went over the top in an absurd display of PC prudishness, when all it should have done was wag a finger at Evans for being silly.
The lecturer was awarded his costs in court, but UCC, in a display of petty-minded viondictiveness has decided to take disciplinary action against Evans for wahat it calls “breaches of confidentiality”.
If the PC Taliban can’t get you one way, it seems, they’ll get you another.