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Latest News - €20,000 awarded to Pregnant woman who was made redundant

The tribunal found that the Employer had discriminated against its former employee on the grounds of gender.  The woman claimed that the reason she was selected for redundancy was because of the costs of her maternity leave, which was denied by the company. The Company said it was becuase they had lost a key client and the company had not hired any additional staff since the redundancy. However, the tribunal was not satisfied that the selection process for the redundancy was "transparent and fair" nor that "other options were explored". Therefore they awarded the former employee €20,000.