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Maternity returner dismissed for "lack of commitment"

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    Pestell v Esselte Meto Ltd [1993] IT/576/93 (0 other reports)

A woman who was dismissed three months after returning from maternity leave for lack of commitment when in contrast a male colleague who lacked commitment was counselled and promoted, was discriminated on grounds of sex, rules a Reading industrial tribunal (Chair V K Leese) in Pestell v Esselte Meto Ltd. It awards almost £30,000 compensation.