Jolenta Drabik v Edward Zandi t/a Moonlite Cleaning Services Ltd.

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Gender; Pregnancy; Reduced terms and conditions; Constructive discriminatory dismissal; Victimisation

The complainant began working with the respondent as a cleaner in 2006.  She considered him a mentor and after encouragement she completed a Diploma in Supervisory Management in GMIT and was made supervisor in her employment in 2007.  In October 2010 she told him she was pregnant and was shocked at his response, telling her, among other things, that she would only work a three day week.  She alleged this was at the respondent’s insistence and the respondent alleged it was at her request.  After 27 December she was not rostered at all.  Similarly there was contradictory evidence as to how she was ultimately placed on health and safety leave. 

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