House-husband loses tribunal case

8th September 2000 at 01:00
A MALE teacher who claimed he was turned down for a job because of a headteacher's alleged prejudice against house-husbands has lost his case.

Tony Furniss, 49, took Caldew school in Dalston, Cumbria, to an employment tribunal after failig to be appointed as a design and technology teacher after a five- year career-break to look after his daughter. The Carlisle tribunal ruled he had not been appointed because he had not performed as well as the successful candidate.

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