Whistleblowers is following with interest a one-man campaign to keep university personnel managers on their toes. After being turned down for a senior lectureship at the University of Central England's school of property and construction, Mr G. Wheen took the university to an industrial tribunal, alleging "racial discrimination (including victimisation) and sexual discrimination (both as to sex and as to marital status)".
The tribunal found little substance to Mr Wheen's allegations and dismissed all of his claims. But no doubt Mr Wheen is undeterred. During the proceedings it emerged that he has made no fewer than 15 industrial tribunal applications in the past 18 months, bringing claims against the University of Northumbria and Oxford Brookes University. None was successful.