Carolyn Donnelly v Belfast City Council [2016]

  • Case Reference
    NIIT 02460_15IT
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Working Time and Leave
Issues covered: Maternity; Right to Return; Temporary Employee; Reorganisation

The claimant held a temporary PA post with the respondent Council and went on her first period of maternity leave in November 2012 and returned to work in August 2013. She argued that the refusal to allow her to return to her original post was tainted by illegality as it was connected to her returning to work. She also argued that a recruitment process to fill the post was unjustified and her tenure should simply have been extended.

The tribunal rejected this argument, and agreed with the respondent that there was restructuring of internal posts particularly in light of the upcoming Local

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This article is correct at 29/07/2016
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