An Employee v A Restaurant (2021)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    CA-00041705-002, ADJ-00031747
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Gender Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal

 A recent case before the WRC (An Employee v A Restaurant CA-00041705-002,ADJ-00031747) examines the strong protections in place for pregnant employees.

Background and claim to the WRC

The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 2019 as a waitress in the coffee shop. Her duties included serving customers, making coffees, cleaning tables and mopping floors.

The Complainant informed the Respondent that she was pregnant on the 2nd March 2020 and she claimed that her relationship with her employer changed at this point. She claimed the Respondent was less than friendly with her and commented to her "now the rules have changed you have to do what I say". The Complainant

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This article is correct at 11/01/2022

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