A Worker v A Catering Business

  • Case Reference
    DEC-2015-037
  • Decision Number
    DEC-2015-037
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Dismissal
Issues covered: Discriminatory dismissal, pregnancy-related illness

The complainant suffered a miscarriage and was absent from work for just over a week. On the day she returned she was informed she was being dismissed and was given one week’s notice. The respondent demonstrated to the Equality Officer the difficulties facing it at that time and these were entirely accepted by the Equality Officer. He also accepted the assertion that had the pregnancy proceeded to full term, the complainant would have been laid off following her return from maternity leave.

The Equality Officer considered the special protected period applying to pregnancy and maternity leave.

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This article is correct at 23/11/2015
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