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Contract worker should have got job back

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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.

Victoria Patefield began work with Grafton Recruitment, an agency which supplied Belfast City Council with clerical staff. She was sent by them to work for the council as a clerical officer in the cemeteries office.