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Discriminatory Dismissal – Award of 6 Months Salary for Pregnancy Dismissal

Discriminatory Dismissal – Award of 6 Months Salary for Pregnancy Dismissal

In the case of A Community Development Officer v A Family Resource Centre the Complainant (employee) alleged that she as dismissed on the grounds of gender due to pregnancy. The Complainant commenced employed as a part-time Community Development / Family Support...

Interesting Employment Appeals Tribunal Case On Duplication of Proceedings

The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal case of Beverley Morgan v Irish Horse Welfare Trust Limited UD53/2012. WT 13/2012, MN 24/2014 is a useful synopsis of the law in respect of both parallel proceedings before the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the High Court and...

Personal Injury – Accident at Work and Contributory Negligence of 30%

In the recent case of Barry v Dunnes Stores (Clonmel) Limited 2011 1376P the plaintiff claimed damages for an accident which took place on the floor premises. Justice Irvine delivered judgement on 12th June 2013. Background This claim concerned an incident which took...

Equality Tribunal orders Bank of Ireland to pay €30,000 for discrimination

In the recent decision of Grainne Campbell v Bank of Ireland Private Banking DEC 2013-046, the claimant was awarded €30,000 for discrimination. A full copy of the decision is accessible here. 1. Background and Summary of Complainants Case The complainant contended...

Pregnancy related dismissal – Tribunal notes “Respondent’s procedures were defective and could be said to be crude”

In the case of Aylamba Chocken v The Fitzpatrick Club Limited UD 1992/2010, MN 1993/2010 sent on 23rd August 2010, it was alleged that the Claimant, a casino dealer/croupier, had been dismissed without notice when she became pregnant after being employed by the...