Lana Gavrilova v Kristaps Slakters t/a Hot Scissors Hair Studio [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Pay
Issues covered: Dismissal; Less favourable treatment; Gender; Conditions of employment; Pregnancy and discriminatory dismissal

The complainant was pregnant when she commenced employment with the respondent as a homeworking beautician. There were conflicts of evidence on whether the complainant fulfilled appointments, was genuinely on sick leave during the protected period, particularly in relation to an allegation that she was seeing clients when supposed to be sick leave, and whether there were altercations with members of her family visiting the workplace.

The complainant had received a number of warnings but the respondent had delayed a final written warning until after the baby was born and this was accompanied by a letter of dismissal.

As in other protected period cases, the Tribunal emphasised that it is only

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This article is correct at 14/09/2012

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