Jennifer Phelan v Carlie Healy T/A Teddy House Creche [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Maternity leave; Equivalent post-maternity role; Constructive dismissal not upheld; Victimisation; Constructive dismissal; Entitlement to terminate the contract test; Reasonableness test

This case also relates to the detriment suffered after the complainant told her employer of her pregnancy.  She argued that while her announcement of her pregnancy was initially welcomed the relationship between her and her employer quickly deteriorated outlining a number of incidents in support of this.  The Equality Officer found, in respect of this deteriorating relationship, that the complainant had established facts from which an inference of discrimination could be drawn. The respondent described other issues that were going on for her at that time.  However the apparent link between the deteriorating relationship and the discriminatory ground appears to be the

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