A Childcare Worker v A Creche [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Maternity Protection Act 1994; Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act, 2003

The Complainant was employed with the Respondent on a part-time basis from the 4th of September 2017 until June 2018. Before January 2018 she had no issues in work and said she was often given praise by the owner of the creche.

The Complainant informed staff at the creche about her pregnancy in January 2018. She was diagnosed with gestational diabetes early in her pregnancy and had to attend a clinic each Monday. Shortly after being informed of her diagnosis, the Complainant noticed that her duties were being allocated to other staff. In June 2017, the Complainant asked the owners about filling in the social welfare maternity leave form and she was told that this was not necessary. The

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This article is correct at 04/09/2019

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