Bojanowska v Cullen Cleaning [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Decision Number
    IRET DEC-E2014-086
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Gender; Return to work after maternity leave; New contract; Victimisation

The complainant’s maternity leave was due to expire on 1 January 2011. She informed her supervisor of her intention to return but never complied with the statutory requirement to inform her employer in writing. The respondent acknowledged that the complainant’s return to work was facilitated in February 2011 following a phone call from an advocate of the complainant indicating the complainant’s intention to take legal action if her return to work was not facilitated. The Equality Officer found that this delay in facilitating the complainant’s return to work, even in the absence of the statutorily required notification, was discriminatory on the gender ground.

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