Patefield v Belfast City Council [2000] IRLR 664 NICA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Principal discriminated against contract worker by replacing her with permanent employee

    Date:
    15 November 2000

    In Patefield v Belfast City Council, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal holds that a council unlawfully discriminated against an agency temp, contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, by replacing her with a permanent employee when she went on maternity leave.

  • Contract worker has maternity rights

    Date:
    1 November 2000

    In Patefield v Belfast City Council (25 February 2000) EOR94B, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland holds that a contract worker was discriminated against when the principal for whom she was working permanently replaced her while she was on maternity leave.

  • Contract worker should have got job back

    Date:
    1 September 2000

    In Patefield v Belfast City Council the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has ruled that a contract worker was discriminated against on grounds of sex when the principal for whom she was working replaced her with a permanent employee when she went on maternity leave.