An Employee v An Employer [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    DEC-E2011-194
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Gender; Family status and race contrary to Sections 6(2)(a),(c) and (h) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011; Terms and conditions of Employment; Discriminatory Dismissal

The complainant, as sales assistant in a coffee shop, withdrew all claims except that she was dismissed due to pregnancy. The respondent sent in a written submission, arguing dismissal was due to a LIFO redundancy.

The EO found that "the respondent was unable to produce any paperwork or contemporaneous notes connected to the alleged redundancy, and the reference letter issued to the complainant likewise makes no mention of it." He awarded €15k compensation.

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This article is correct at 01/12/2011
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