O'Brien v Persian Properties trading as O'Callaghan Hotels [2012] IRET DEC-E2012-010

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Pregnancy; Harassment

The case concerned a complaint by the complainant (Ms Julie O'Brien) that the respondent (Persian Properties trading as O'Callaghan Hotels) discriminated against her on the grounds of gender and family status leading to dismissal contrary to Section 8(6)(c) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011. She is also claimed harassment on the same grounds within the meaning of 14A of the Acts. A complaint of victimisation, as defined in Section 74 of the Acts, was also made. The complainant was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing in 2003. She argued that during her tenure sales increased and the hotels in the group won several awards. She became pregnant in

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This article is correct at 23/03/2012

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