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Pregnant former TV executive wins tribunal

A TV executive has received undisclosed damages after claiming she was forced out of her job when she told her bosses she was pregnant.

Samantha Rowden, 34, told a tribunal that she had been the victim of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination when she was made to leave her job with the Sky TV company by her boss Richard Wolfe.

Ms Rowden told the tribunal in Croydon that when Mr Wolfe arrived at the company as her new boss, he merged her job with another in the acquisitions division of the firm.

However, when Ms Rowden applied for the job, she told him that she was expecting a baby.

He then allegedly responded by telling her that her pregnancy "was not in his plan", turned her down for the vacant position and then fired her without re-training or attempting to find her another position.

Commenting on the reason for her dismissal, Ms Rowden told Metro: "I can't think of anything else apart from the fact that I was a woman."