An Employee v An Employer [2011]

  • Case Reference
    DEC-E2011-124
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation, Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Gender; Disability; Conditions of Employment; Dismissal; Victimisation; Pregnancy related illness; Hospital Appointments; Redundancy

This is a lengthy decision that has to be read to be believed. It involved blatant discrimination against a pregnant employee and a Director who, the Equality Officer believed, told the respondent's employees that their holiday bonus was being withdrawn because someone had made a complaint to the Equality Authority.

The EO found that an employee did raise an objection to the complainant taking sick leave due to morning sickness; the complainant was, perhaps deliberately, left to do the work of two people; and was denied bonus because she was pregnant. She was awarded €40k for discrimination

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This article is correct at 30/08/2011
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