Sex discrimination: Principal discriminated against contract worker by replacing her with permanent employee
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Patefield v Belfast City Council  IRLR 664 NICA (2 other reports)
In Patefield v Belfast City Council  IRLR 664, 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. That effectively removed the possibility of her returning to work for the council after her baby was born, which the council knew to have been her intention.