Claire Keenan v Stephen Kehoe t/a Mortgage Cabin [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay
Issues covered: Gender; Conditions of employment; Dismissal; Victimisation; Dismissal while pregnant

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 2008 to help with the workload and the Tribunal accepted that he was doing broadly similar work to the

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This article is correct at 08/11/2012

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