Review of Recent Labour Court Decisions: Pregnancy and Religious Discrimination

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 10 August 2012 Issues covered:

Our latest review of Labour Court decisions looks at two cases involving discrimination in the workplace. The first concerns an alleged pregnancy dismissal and the second looks at victimisation related to an employee's religious beliefs.

1. Introduction

It has been reported in previous emails (see for example Number 966 – 28th February, 2012) that cases of discriminatory dismissal on grounds of pregnancy or the exercise of maternity rights appear to have been growing since the recession began, with an increasing number of complaints of unfair treatment currently flowing through the system.

It bears repeating that the onus of proof in such cases is different from other equality issues, as a

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