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Aug 12

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Ciaran Loughran

Casino worker awarded €36k for unfair dismissal over pregnancy

The requirement to have a proper disciplinary procedure in place and to follow it, was reinforced by this recent decision from the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

The claimant Ayalamba Chocken claimed that she was dismissed from her job as croupier with the Fitzpatrick Club in Limerick, a few months after informing her manager that she was pregnant.

The EAT found that the employer did not employ fair or satisfactory procedures in the dismissal of the claimant and that gross misconduct had not been proven or satisfactorily established against her. They went on to say that the procedures were defective and could be said to be crude.

The Tribunal was unanimous in finding that the employee’s dismissal was wholly or mainly due to her pregnancy and awarded her €36,000 under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007.

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