Discrimination on the Grounds of Pregnancy – Key ConsiderationsPosted In: Case Law
Decision NumberCA-00041705-002, ADJ-00031747
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
A recent case before the WRC (An Employee v A Restaurant CA-00041705-002,ADJ-00031747) examines the strong protections in place for pregnant employees.
Background and claim to the WRC
The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 2019 as a waitress in the coffee shop. Her duties included serving customers, making coffees, cleaning tables and mopping floors.
The Complainant informed the Respondent that she was pregnant on the 2nd March 2020 and she claimed that her relationship with her employer changed at this point. She claimed the Respondent was less than friendly with her and commented to her "now the rules have changed you have to do what I say". The Complainant gave
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