Pregnant woman made redundant awarded €20,000
A WOMAN made redundant from an accountancy firm when six months pregnant has been awarded € 20,000 in compensation for discriminatory dismissal.
The Equality Tribunal found that KA Accountants and Financial Advisors had discriminated against its former employee on the grounds of gender.
The woman worked at the company for more than 2½ years until she was selected for redundancy in May 2009.
Her job involved managing client bank reconciliations and preparing accounts. She claimed she had been given the “cold shoulder” by one of the firm’s partners after she told the company she was pregnant in March 2009, the tribunal heard. This was denied by the company.
In April 2009 she and a colleague were told that their section was not performing efficiently and their situation would be reviewed.
In May 2009 she was told her position was being made redundant due to the … Read More »
Client Awarded €25,000 from former Employer, Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited
Our client was employed in the area of supply and repair of mining equipment at Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited . Due to a downturn in business and stating that our client lacked construction plant fitter qualifications, the Company made the decision to make our client’s role redundant. Our client claimed that a genuine redundancy situation did not exist and that the issue of qualifications had never been raised before.
Able Solicitors secured an award of €25,000 for our client as the Tribunal found that our client was fit to carry out further works on a contract Quarry & Mining Equipment Limited held, therefore the Tribunal agreed to award our client €25,000 compensation.