Case Study: Employment Law – Pregancy Discrimination Claim
Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Have you had to face sex pregnancy or discrimination at work for which you now considering bringing a compensation claim against your employer to an employment tribunal? If you have been discriminated against at work due to your sex or pregnancy and maternity then you could be entitled to compensation as is the breach of your statutory rights then you should consult the dedicated employment law team at Michael Lewin Solicitors to confidentially discuss your case and find out how we could help you secure the full recompense that you justly deserve over a no obligation call.
The Equality Act 2010 gives people with certain personal characteristics stronger rights not to be discriminated against. Amongst these “protected characteristics” are sex pregnancy and maternity.
A pregnant employee or someone on maternity leave has greater rights and protections by law. This means an employer cannot dismiss demote or discipline an employee due to her pregnancy or maternity leave. If an employee feels the need to suspend a pregnant employee for health and safety reasons they must provide her with full pay during this time.
You have the right to keep your same employment terms and conditions whilst on maternity leave and your employer cannot change these without prior agreement from yourself and doing so would be against the law.
Are you considering bringing a sex and/or pregnancy and maternity discrimination claim against your employer? Then you should consult the highly skilled and experienced legal professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss your case as we could provide you with advice that is tailored to suit your individual circumstances along with guidance regarding the claims process and expert legal representation to ensure that you have the greatest chance of securing the maximum compensation award available to you in your particular case of discrimination due to your sex or pregnancy.
Miss F from Chelmsford recently consulted the dedicated employment law team at Michael Lewin Solicitors with regards to her unfair dismissal complaint. Our team carefully considered all aspects of this case for Miss F to determine if she was eligible to bring a claim against her employer and advised her accordingly.
There are several situations in which a person can be dismissed and it would be automatically classed as unfair. Any kind of discrimination against an employee whether this is due to sex pregnancy or another protected characteristic would be an unfair reason for dismissal. If you feel that you have been discriminated against at work and/or dismissed unfairly you should probably consult legal professionals who specialise in employment law to discuss your case as you have just three months minus one day in which a claim can be brought against your employer in an employment tribunal.
To start making your pregnancy discrimination claim against your employer with expert legal advice and outstanding representation from specialists in handling claims of this nature make a call the dedicated employment law team at Michael Lewin Solicitors today on: (0844) 844 9866.