Mullen v BCon Communications Ltd (DEC-E2014-007)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Discriminatory Treatment; Harassment; Gender Ground; Family Status Ground; Constructive Discriminatory Dismissal

The complainant made a number of allegations of discriminatory treatment and harassment relating to her pregnancy, maternity leave with her third child and her existing children.  She alleged that the respondent made a number of comments to her and about her to others after being informed of her pregnancy such as “Jesus Lisa, you don’t hang around” and when she informed clients that she was pregnant he said “Yes and to be honest lads I am not too happy about this.  She was meant to stop after her first two and now I have been informed that she is having a third”. 

Only the final alleged incident occurred within six months before the referral of the complaint to the

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