Pregnant woman was unfairly dismissed for raising concerns over working hours, tribunal rules

By August 5, 2019Uncategorized

A care assistant was awarded almost £36,000 after she was unfairly dismissed for asserting her rights under the Working Time Regulations and was unfavourably treated by her employer because of her pregnancy.

A Middlesbrough ET ruled that Ms T Peart was unfairly dismissed and unfavourably treated by York-based Care Preference after she raised concerns about her hours.

The judge said Peart’s employer immediately assumed she was lodging objections to shift patterns because she simply didn’t want to work ‘on call’ shifts, and failed to consider that Peart had childcare or health issues related to her pregnancy preventing her from taking shifts.