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Pregnancy and sex discrimination: Job "reorganised" during maternity leave

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    Dunlop v A S Baird Ltd 18 March 1994 NICA (0 other reports)

According to the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, the industrial tribunal in Dunlop v A S Baird Ltd was entitled to conclude that there was no breach of the sex discrimination legislation when an employer made a woman redundant after her return from maternity leave because her job duties had been reallocated in her absence. The tribunal had found as fact that the dismissal was due to redundancy, not the employee's absence on maternity leave, and that a man who had been absent for an extended period would have found himself in the same predicament.