Halton pays lecturer over sex discrimination

December 11, 1998

Troubled Halton College, already facing a claw-back of funds after an investigation into the misuse of public money by the Further Education Funding Council, has just paid Pounds 30,000 in compensation to a lecturer for sexual discrimination and harassment.

Val Goulden, who was accused by a student of being "anti-male", has also received a written apology from the Cheshire-based college. The FEFC's report of a six-month investigation into alleged false claims for course funding and the misuse of funds to set up a company has gone to the National Audit Office. It should be published in the new year.

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