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£8,000 injury to feelings award for maternity leaver

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In McClenaghan and Rice v British Shoe Corporation Ltd a Belfast industrial tribunal (Chair: E McBride) awards £11,455 compensation, including £8,000 for injury to feelings, to a maternity leaver who suffered "severe depression" following her dismissal when illness prevented her from returning to work within the statutory period. It also awards £8,565, including £6,000 for injury to feelings, to a second woman who was also dismissed in similar circumstances.