13 June 2012
Hairdresser wins tribunal claim for compensation
A combination of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination has resulted in a hairdresser being awarded compensation.
Katie Skinner took her former employer - Halesowen-based Jordan's Hair studio - to an employment tribunal on the basis she was fired purely because she fell pregnant, according to Stourbridge News.
Ms Skinner, who now has a baby daughter, told her hearing in Birmingham that she had to take some time off work due to illness after informing management at the salon she was pregnant.
She was later told she was losing her job because of the company had experienced a downturn in trade, but the professional insisted this decision was taken solely on the grounds of her pregnancy.
Her employer contested this assertion, but tribunal judge Victoria Dean awarded Ms Skinner £6,954 in damages.
"The management failed to provide written terms of her employment and there was no written reason for her dismissal," she stated.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas