19 November 2008
Woman wins year's salary in sex discrimination case
A woman who claimed that she left her job because she had been discriminated against on the grounds of her sex and the fact that she was pregnant has been awarded more than a year's salary.
Helen Green, who comes from the coastal town of Portishead in north Somerset, represented herself at a tribunal over the course of a three-day hearing.
She said: "I feel that I was not treated nicely or fairly at my place of work when I became pregnant and left because the atmosphere became unbearable and impossible to work in," the Weston & Somerset Mercury reports.
The 39-year-old mother-of-three has been awarded a year's salary for unlawful discrimination, along with compensation for injury to her feelings.
In addition, her ex-employer, cattery and kennel manufacturer Lindee-Lu, was ordered to pay her £817.16 for failing to provide her with a contract of employment and £369.55 for not issuing payslips.