Pregnancy Discrimination and Protections Afforded to Pregnant EmployeesPosted in : Equality Law Decisions on 7 December 2020 Issues covered: Pregnancy; Health and Safety Risk Assessment; Health and Safety Leave; Discrimination and Equality
Another recent employment law decision focuses on the protections afforded to pregnant employees. The Labour Court considered this issue in the case of Jo Jingles Cork v Heather O'Sullivan EDA/2018, ADE/19/35.
The Respondent employer in this case appealed the decision of the Adjudication Officer (AO) to the Labour Court. The Labour Court hearing took place virtually on the 29th September 2020 and the decision issued on 13th November 2020.
The Complainant claimed she had been discriminated on the grounds of her gender, owing to her pregnancy. In the first instance, the AO held that the employee had been discriminatorily dismissed on the grounds of her gender and awarded her
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