Eleanor Merriman v Edenderry Swimming Pool Limited 
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
This case involves the dismissal of the complainant on the day after her maternity leave ended and while she was still on agreed annual leave. An apparent attempt to terminate the complainant’s employment during her maternity leave was withdrawn but she refused to attend a meeting with the Board of the Swimming Pool during that time.
Although her dismissal had occurred immediately after the end of her maternity leave, the Tribunal relied on the ECJ case of Paquay v Société d'Architeches Hoet + Minne SPRL (Case C-460/06) to reverse the burden of proof against the respondent. This was on
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