Inga Zareckaite v James O' Carroll T/A Hillcrest Nurseries & Plant Centre [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Pay
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts 1998-2008; Dismissal; Less favourable treatment; Gender, Marital status; Race; Conditions of employment; Pregnancy; Discriminatory dismissal

The complainant is a Lithuanian national and was employed by the respondent from May 2007 until the 28th November 2008 when her employment was terminated. The complainant worked in the respondent garden centre shop as a sales assistant and cashier. She said that she and another Lithuanian woman worked in the shop and there were other Irish employees working in the garden centre and doing landscaping. The respondent's wife helped out in the shop on a part-time basis. The complainant notified the respondent that she was pregnant shortly after it was confirmed. 

On the 10th of November 2008, when the complainant was about 5 months' pregnant and about 2 weeks before the other Lithuanian

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This article is correct at 23/09/2011

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