Gino’s Italian Ice Cream Limited v Siobhan Nolan [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
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    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts; Discrimination on grounds of Gender; Maternity Leave

This is an appeal brought by the Complainant, Ms Siobhan Nolan, to the Labour Court after the Adjudication Officer refused to uphold her claim of unfair discrimination on grounds of gender and family status.

The Complainant was employed by Gino’s Italian Ice Cream from March 2013 until September 2018 and went on maternity leave in April 2018, which was due to conclude on the 30th of September 2018. The Respondent hired another employee to replace the Complainant whilst she was on maternity leave.

In August 2018, the Complainant contacted the Respondent in relation to her return to work following her maternity leave and expressed an interest in working at a managerial level when she

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This article is correct at 25/11/2020

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