Pregnant woman wins employment law case

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Posted 17/07/2012

A woman who was made redundant from her job while she was pregnant has won her employment law case.KA Accountants and Financial Advisors was found to have discriminated against the female by the Equality Tribunal, reports the Irish Times.As a result, the woman has been awarded €20,000 (£15,670) in compensation for discriminatory dismissal.Equality officer for the tribunal Tara Coogan stated it was not clear the redundancy was fair, although the company claimed it had warned members of staff their jobs were at risk as a result of a contract being lost.The woman had been employed by KA Accountants and Financial Advisors for two-and-a-half years before she was told she was facing redundancy in May 2009.Earlier this week, the UK government announced it was to introduce fees for tribunals, which general secretary of the Trades Union Congress Brendan Barber argued is going to price ordinary people out of seeking justice in employment law cases.Posted by Hywel Griffiths


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