De Lacey v Wechseln Ltd (t/a Andrew Hill Salon) [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEAT/0038/20/VP
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Constructive Dismissal; Discriminatory Dismissal; Sex Discrimination; Time Limits

The claimant had been employed by the respondent as a trainee hair stylist.  She informed the respondent that she was pregnant in May 2015 and went on maternity leave in October 2015.  She subsequently returned to work in August 2016.  The claimant resigned in January 2017 and brought claims relating to pregnancy, maternity and sex discrimination and constructive dismissal.  She stated that it was a series of actions from May-October 2015 and from August 2016-January 2017.   She alleged that the final incident, where she was required to clean up dog faeces and was laughed at, was the ‘last straw’.

The Tribunal dismissed her claims of discrimination stating that

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This article is correct at 12/04/2021
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