Patricia O’Brien v National Hardware Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment, Recruitment and Selection
On 6 January 2011 the complainant applied for a post of graphic designer to cover maternity leave and on 9 January 2011 when she was offered the post she informed the employer that she was pregnant. The offer of employment was revoked allegedly because of the complainant’s unavailability. The post was re-offered to the complainant although the complainant asserts that the terms had altered.
The Equality Officer accepted the complainant’s evidence that the offer of employment was withdrawn after the complainant informed the employer that she was pregnant. He also concluded that the written offer was varied from the original offer because the employer was aware
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