A Complainant v A Media Company [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Family Friendly Rights
Issues covered: Employment equality; Discrimination; Promotion; Maternity leave; Family Status

Summary Sentence: 

The Complainant’s unsuccessful application for a promotion after returning from maternity leave was found to meet a prima facie case of discrimination on the basis of family status.


The Complainant worked for the Respondent as a Planner for the Respondent for fifteen years. She applied for a promotion after returning from maternity leave and was unsuccessful in that process. The Complainant said that reference was made to her “extended maternity leave” by agents of the Respondent, and that after raising a concern regarding her unsuccessful application, she was told by another agent of the Respondent that “timing is everything.” The Complainant also

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This article is correct at 29/05/2024

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