Molyneaux v Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs & Department of Finance [2016]

  • Decision Number
    NIIT 01147_15IT
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Sickness and Absence, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Indirect Discrimination; Career Breaks

The claimant in this case claimed that she had been directly and indirectly discriminated against by the respondent on the ground of her sex. One particular issue focused on the claimant’s allegation that the respondent indirectly discriminated against women with respect to its career break policy.

In November 2010 the claimant was granted a career break until November 2012 but sought an early return to work in August 2012. However, there were no funded vacancies for her to return to. She argued that statistically more females took career breaks than males and thus women were disadvantaged by

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This article is correct at 17/11/2016
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