O'Brien v Persian Properties trading as O'Callaghan Hotels Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
This case included a massive €315,000 award to the complainant. The complainant was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing in 2003. She argued that during her tenure sales increased and the hotels in the group won several awards. She became pregnant in 2004 and gave birth just hours after finishing work. She continued to receive work-related calls and documents during maternity leave. She said similar pressures were applied in 2008 when she gave birth to her second son. She said the MD was negative in relation to her having children and said he would prefer it if she left should she have a third child but he later apologised.
She became pregnant again in 2009 after two miscarriages and
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