[A Complainant] V [A Media Company]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Family Friendly Rights
Issues covered: Discrimination family status; promotion competition; maternity leave; fair process; assessment discrepancies; unbiased employment decisions

Summary Sentence:
The Complainant faced discrimination based on family status in a promotion competition after maternity leave, despite a fair process. Comments from management, as well as assessment discrepancies, led to a €30,000 compensation award, underscoring the need for unbiased employment decisions.

The Complainant, a Planner with fifteen years of service, was the most senior and experienced member of her team, responsible for training new staff. She trained a successful candidate who was then promoted to team leader. The Complainant alleged discrimination based on family status, alleging she was passed over for promotion after returning from maternity leave. Despite

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This article is correct at 13/06/2024

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