Katherina Stephens v Archaeological Development Services Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD 963/2009
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Pay and Conditions of Employment
The claimant commenced employment with the respondent as an Operations Manager for the Republic of Ireland in December 1997. She was officially promoted to the role of Head of Operations in December 2006. In December 2007 the claimant was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to take sick leave from her position in order to undergo treatment for her illness. During this time, the claimant alleges that she was put under a lot pressure to make decisions about her job and her future with the company.
This alleged pressure was primarily applied by the CEO of the company and came in the form of repeated requests to attend meetings with her superiors and to commit to a return to work
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