Lyons v DWP Jobcentre Plus EAT/0348/13
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Sex discrimination: No discrimination against employee dismissed for post-natal depression absences after end of maternity leave
- 11 August 2015
In Lyons v DWP Jobcentre Plus EAT/0348/13, the EAT upheld an employment tribunal's decision that an employee who was treated unfavourably and dismissed by reason of absence for post-natal depression after the end of her maternity leave was not discriminated against under s.18 or s.13 of the Equality Act 2010.
- 19 March 2014
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that it was not direct sex discrimination or pregnancy and maternity discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 for an employer eventually to dismiss an employee who was on long-term sick leave for post-natal depression that continued long after her maternity leave had ended.