Jazz Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited v Nikki Spillane [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
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Issues covered: employment equality; gender; maternity leave; return to work


The Complainant worked as an office and facilities manager for the Respondent, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, from 2012 to December 2020. The Complainant was on maternity leave when the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. When the Complainant returned from maternity leave in September 2020, she was advised that she would now share the same role, job title and job level with another colleague who was hired to cover her maternity leave. The Complainant alleged the continuous engagement of this additional employee after her return resulted in a diminution of her standing within the company and a reduction in the quantity and nature of the work she did on a day-to-day basis. As a result

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This article is correct at 14/09/2023

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