Gilesview Limited v Dabkowska Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality
he complainant began working as a deli assistant for the respondent’s bakery/coffee shop on 21st September 2009. She informed her employer of her pregnancy on 7th October and gave her due date as 14th June 2010. On 22nd November, her employment was terminated with one week’s notice. Her subsequent claim before the Equality Tribunal that she had been dismissed on grounds of her pregnancy succeeded and she was awarded €15,000 in compensation. The respondent employer’s claimed that the complainant had been dismissed on grounds of redundancy and that this had occurred due to a substantial downturn in trade caused by the routing of the new M3 motorway which had effectively located the business
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