Legal action over pupil’s haircut is settled

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A legal action over a Northern Ireland grammar school pupil’s hairstyle has been settled.

The teenager issued civil proceedings against the school, claiming its policy on haircuts was a form of discrimination.

Backed by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the pupil’s case was due to be heard at Belfast County Court on Wednesday.

But following discussions between lawyers the judge was instead told that a resolution had been reached between the parties.

On that basis the action was stayed by consent.

The judge also imposed an anonymity order to protect the identity of both the pupil and school involved in the case.