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Sheffield Employment Solicitor Wins Sacking Case For Pregnant Lawyer

When a woman discovers that she is pregnant, all sorts of emotions will be running through her head; will the father be happy, will the father support her or even who is the father?! One worry that should certainly not be preying on her mind is whether she is going to lose her job because she is with child. Unfortunately, in this capitalist, money-hungry society, a worker that cannot fill in their hours, because of any reason is deemed an unfit worker by some companies, which, we would all agree is a shocking state of affairs.
This was the case when a Sheffield solicitor told her employers that she was pregnant and subsequently got the sack just four weeks after telling them the news. The solicitor had decided to have her baby induced early on in the pregnancy in order to save her own life; the baby as born alive, but tragically passed away as a result of being born prematurely. The solicitor claimed that her employer’s attitude had led to the complications and that this could re-occur if she were to try for another child.
She won a court case against her employers on the grounds of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal, a great result for her after the trauma that she had faced. The firm attempted to defend their actions by claiming that she had been fired on the grounds of gross misconduct; this was untrue according to the solicitor, as there had been no previous causes for concern and that any mistakes that she had made were no different to those made by other employees who had not been so unceremoniously ‘let go’.
The sex discrimination complaint made by the Sheffield solicitor had been successful and her employment solicitor had also won on two counts of unfair dismissal and another charge of wrongful dismissal. The financial compensation that she was to receive would be decided later on, but it was the moral victory that she was overjoyed about winning.
If you have been discriminated against because you were pregnant, or indeed for any other fallacious reason, then you should seek legal advice from a Sheffield employment solicitor today, to see if you can claim compensation for your damages. As every employment case is specific to the victim and circumstances surrounding the case, it is well worth comparing the market for employment solicitors, to ensure that you get the right lawyer for your needs.…