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Labour Court increase award of WRC by €5,000 to Employee dismissed for her absence from work due to pregnancy and miscarriage.

In the recent decision of Western Brand Group Limited v Aneta Petrova, ADJ-00003836, the Labour Court increased the compensation award from €12,000 to €17,000. The Court determined that the operative reason for the dismissal of the Claimant was her absence through illness, which was a direct result from her pregnancy and miscarriage. The Court was satisfied that the dismissal resulted wholly or mainly from the pregnancy of the Claimant and was therefore unfair under the Act. The Court therefore determined that the Claimant was unfairly dismissed and ordered that the Appellant should pay the sum of €17,000 in compensation for the loss suffered by the Claimant as a result of her dismissal.

http://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/Cases/2018/April/UDD1819.html

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