Patrycja Hinca v H&R Ainscough Ltd

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Gender; Working conditions; Discriminatory dismissal

The complainant was employed on 14 May 2010 as a shop assistant and she asserted that her hours were cut after she informed her employer in October 2010 that she was pregnant, just before going on leave.  She went on sick leave in December 2010 and was dismissed. 

The respondent had ceased trading by the time the hearing took place but the Equality Officer had its written submission.  That submission asserted that the complainant had been disruptive in the workplace, that other colleagues complained about her and that she was dismissed as she was still on probation as the respondent did not believe she could be rehabilitated to work in her role.  She was, it was

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