Orla Howe v Colm Kelly, Healy Crowley Ahern [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment Equality - Discrimination – Gender - Pregnancy


TheComplainant was hired as a solicitor with the Respondent firm, a relatively small Kerry-based practice, from 2 January 2020. The Complainant contended that the attitude of the Respondent solicitor, the principal solicitor at the Respondent firm, changed drastically after the Complainant had notified the Respondent solicitor of her pregnancy in August 2021. The Complainant alleged a number of actions which indicated this change, such as a reduction in workload, exclusion from regular management meetings for the firm, and the dismissal of her complaints and concerns regarding COVID-19 protocols in the office. This culminated in advising the Complainant on 19 November 2021 that

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This article is correct at 03/08/2023

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