Jo Jingles Cork v Heather O'Sullivan [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EDA/2018, ADE/19/35
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Pregnancy Discrimination; Health and Safety Risk Assessment; Protections for Pregnant Workers

The Complainant commenced employment on the 13th April 2015 as a class teacher working across a number of locations. The Complainant worked part time – on average 11 hours per week. Her employment terminated on the 8th January 2018.

The Complainant claimed that the Respondent reacted to her request for a risk assessment in light of her pregnancy, by closing the business and terminating her employment. She submitted that this amounted to a discriminatory dismissal on the grounds of her pregnancy. She said that she informed her employer of her pregnancy in October 2017. She came to believe that one of her work venues posed a health and safety risk and she informed the Respondent of this on

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This article is correct at 07/12/2020

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