Claire Keenan v Stephen Kehoe t/a Mortgage Cabin Posted in: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
This is another ‘protected period’ case, involving selection of a pregnant worker for redundancy. In this case, the respondent employer did not appear at the hearing although he did make written submissions to the Tribunal.
The complainant worked for the employer from February 2005 until she was made redundant in June 2008. She announced that she was pregnant in December 2007 and, according to evidence accepted by the Tribunal, she was pressurised into taking a two month period of maternity leave and agreeing to work from home during the leave period. A male colleague was employed from May
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