An Employee v An Employer Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination and Equality, Pay
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and a Director who, the Equality Officer believed, told the respondent's employees that their holiday bonus was being withdrawn because someone had made a complaint to the Equality Authority.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 and a further €10k for victimisation. In addition, the Equality Officer ordered this stinging demand:
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