Woman brings Constructive dismissal claim following maternity leave
01 October 2008
A female IT employee was discriminated against from the date of her pregnancy. It became clear that she was no longer considered a valuable and reliable member of the team as a result of becoming pregnant. Following her taking maternity leave, there was resistance to allowing her to return on part-time hours. The IT company refused to negotiate. She lodged a claim for constructive dismissal, which eventually settled out of court. She succeeded in recovering compensation for indirect sex discrimination and loss of earnings arising from unfair dismissal.