Data Classification Analyst v Market Research Company

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Return from maternity leave, breastfeeding, harassment, victimisation, less favourable treatment, constructive dismissal

The complainant asserted she was treated less favourably at work from the point where she announced her pregnancy. She asserted she was targeted, bullied, and experienced a sudden and unwarranted change in the way members of management behaved towards her.  Prior to her maternity leave, she was the subject of disciplinary action for an inappropriate comment and received a verbal warning.  She felt the disciplinary action was excessive given the normal banter in the office.

She enquired about breastfeeding arrangements in the workplace and with the HR manager, prior to her maternity leave, took a tour of the building to identify a suitable room for her to express milk.  One

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