Woman sacked for being pregnant wins case

A woman has won a five-figure sum after being sacked for becoming pregnant whilst on maternity leave.

A woman has won a five-figure sum after being sacked for becoming pregnant whilst on maternity leave.

Jacky Scott, an office manager for timber merchants Cox Long in Staffordshire, was on maternity leave when she found she was pregnant again. She told her company she would return, but would be taking her second maternity leave a few months later. Two weeks after, she was told her position could be redundant and was sacked the day after she was due to return.

An employment tribunal found that ‘the firm had "unlawfully discriminated against Mrs Scott on the ground of her sex".

Scott’s case was supported by an East Staffordshire equality council.





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