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In this article we look at five examples of Employment Tribunal claims for pregnancy and maternity discrimination that were successful in 2018

Mrs Helen Larkin v Liz Earle Beauty Co Ltd: 1403400/2018

Summary of claim: in Larkin v Liz Earle Beauty Co Ltd the Employment Tribunal held that the failure to make a pregnant employee aware of a senior job vacancy prior to making her redundant constituted not only an unfair dismissal but also pregnancy discrimination.

Compensation awarded: £17,303.20

Click here for our analysis of Mrs Helen Larkin v Liz Earle Beauty Co Ltd: 1403400/2018

Link to judgment in Mrs Helen Larkin v Liz Earle Beauty Co Ltd: 1403400/2018

Mrs L Herring v J Lovric & Son – ET/3200293/2019

Summary of claim: in Herring v J Lovric & Son the Employment Tribunal held that the failure to carry out a pregnancy risk assessment, as well as giving the claimant a verbal warning (after she informed her employer of her pregnancy) constituted pregnancy discrimination. The Tribunal also held that dismissing the claimant after a period of pregnancy-related sickness absence was automatically unfair.

Compensation awarded: a remedy hearing was ordered to take place at a later date.

Click here for our analysis of Mrs L Herring v J Lovric & Son – ET/3200293/2019

Link to judgment in Mrs L Herring v J Lovric & Son – ET/3200293/2019

Miss N Grant v Hunter Price International Ltd and Others: ET/2410479/2018

Summary of claim: in Grant v Hunter Price International Ltd and Others the Employment Tribunal found that the deliberate escalation of a disciplinary process after the claimant had informed the respondent of her pregnancy not only amounted to a breach of contract but also pregnancy discrimination.

Compensation awarded: the Employment Tribunal ordered a remedy hearing to take place at a later date.

Click here for our analysis of Miss N Grant v Hunter Price International Ltd and Others: ET/2410479/2018

Link to judgment in Miss N Grant v Hunter Price International Ltd and Others: ET/2410479/2018

Zakar v OCS Group UK Limited – ET/2416214/2018

Summary of claim: in Zakar v OCS Group UK Limited the Employment Tribunal held that the failure to undertake a pregnancy risk assessment and to consider the claimant for alternative vacancies within the respondent’s organisation constituted pregnancy discrimination.

Compensation awarded: the Employment Tribunal ordered that a remedy hearing be held at a later date.

Click here for our analysis of Zakar v OCS Group UK Limited – ET/2416214/2018

Link to judgment in Zakar v OCS Group UK Limited – ET/2416214/2018

Jachacz v Eggfree Cake Box Walthamstow Limited – ET/3200248/2019

Summary of claim: in Jachacz v Eggfree Cake Box Walthamstow Limited (ET/3200248/2019) the Employment Tribunal upheld an employee’s claim that she had been discriminated against after she was subjected to undue criticism and then dismissed subsequent to notifying her employer of the fact of her pregnancy

Compensation awarded: the Employment Tribunal ordered that a remedy hearing take place at a later date.

Click here for our analysis of Jachacz v Eggfree Cake Box Walthamstow Limited – ET/3200248/2019

Link to judgment in Jachacz v Eggfree Cake Box Walthamstow Limited – ET/3200248/2019

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