Unfortunately, Pregnancy discrimination is a common issue many women face in the workplace, where an employer mistreats a pregnant employee due to their pregnancy or related conditions.
In Ireland, it is illegal under the Employment Equality Acts of 1998-2015. Even with these protections, pregnancy discrimination still occurs in workplaces nationwide.
Employment Matters provide crucial legal advice and representation for women who have experienced pregnancy discrimination, including advising on legal rights and options, negotiating with employers, and representing clients in legal proceedings.
If you or someone you know has experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, contact us today to see how we can help.
We recently ran a webinar on Pregnancy Dismissal ran by Sean Ormonde.
If you are experiencing any of the following signs in your workplace, you may be a victim of pregnancy discrimination:
In an already stressful and busy period, pregnancy discrimination can be overwhelming. Seeking legal advice from Employment Matters can help ease some of this stress and provide guidance on protecting your rights.
We can help you in several ways if you have experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. We can advise you on your legal rights and options, including whether you have grounds to make a complaint or take legal action against your employer. We can also help you gather evidence to support your case and negotiate with your employer.
If deemed necessary, we can represent you in legal proceedings, including bringing a claim for pregnancy discrimination to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) or the courts. We can guide the legal process, help you prepare your case, and advocate on your behalf throughout the proceedings.
We have comprehensive experience in representing clients who have experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Our team of expert employment solicitors can provide you with the guidance and support you need to protect your rights and seek justice.
In Ireland, if you have been dismissed from your job due to pregnancy or related reasons, you may be entitled to specific remedies under the law. These remedies can help you receive compensation for any losses you may have suffered due to your unfair dismissal.
Some of the remedies available to you may include:
If you have experienced pregnancy dismissal in your company in Ireland, our law firm can assist you in taking legal action to challenge the dismissal and seek justice under Irish law.
In Ireland, employees have certain rights and protections under the law regarding pregnancy dismissal. Employers must follow fair procedures when dismissing an employee and must have valid reasons for doing so. If you feel that you have been unfairly dismissed due to your pregnancy, you may be entitled to seek compensation or take legal action to challenge the dismissal.
Our team of experienced solicitors has a deep understanding of Irish employment law and can help you navigate the process of making a claim for pregnancy dismissal. We can provide you with information about your rights under Irish law, help you gather and present evidence, and represent you in any legal proceedings that may be necessary.
If you have experienced pregnancy dismissal in Ireland, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance.
Pregnancy discrimination arises when an employer mistreats an employee due to their pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination can materialise in being denied promotions or job opportunities, being subjected to harassment or a hostile work environment.
Yes, pregnancy discrimination is illegal in Ireland under the Employment Equality Acts of 1998-2015, prohibiting discrimination based on pregnancy, maternity, and gender.
If you are experiencing pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you should seek legal advice from an employment solicitor who can advise you on your legal rights and options. You should also report the discrimination to your employer, either informally or formally, through a grievance procedure.
Yes, if you have experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you can make a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) under the Employment Equality Act. The WRC will investigate the complaint and, if deemed necessary, take legal action against your employer.
If your pregnancy discrimination claim is successful, you may be entitled to compensation for any financial losses or damages you have suffered due to the discrimination. You may also be entitled to reinstatement or re-engagement in your job.
No, your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you for making a pregnancy discrimination complaint. If your employer does retaliate against you, you may be entitled to make a further claim for victimisation or retaliation.
We start by establishing whether or not you have a claim.
Then, if you do and you want to pursue it, we’ll help guide you through the complex process of making that claim.
That said, you only have a limited time to lodge your complaint to the WRC or Labour Court, so act fast.