Protection For Pregnant Employees

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 21 July 2021
Alison Martin
Issues covered: Pregnancy; Redundancy; Unfair Dismissal; Discrimination

Another recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission, A Complainant v A Respondent, (ADJ-00026680) looks at the strong protections afforded to pregnant employees


The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent as Marketing Manager on the 4th December 2017 until the 15th October 2019. Her annual salary was €55,476.

The Complainant submitted that she informed the Respondent of her pregnancy on the morning of 29th July 2019 and later that afternoon, she was notified that she was at risk of redundancy.

The Complainant was told that there was a need to make her redundant in order to cut payroll costs and following a series of meetings in August, she was

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