Neal v Rockhouse NI Limited t/a Omeya Day Spa 
Case ReferenceNIIT 22156/20
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Coronavirus/Covid-19
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a beauty therapist from October 2018 until October 2020 when she resigned. The respondent had closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 and reopened in July 2020. The claimant was pregnant when the Spa reopened and did not start her employment again when it reopened. She resigned on 13th October 2020.
The claimant alleged she was subject to unlawful discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy/maternity and suffered unauthorised deductions as a result of being taken off furlough. The claimant submitted this was due to the actions of Ms Dunlop, the owner of the respondent, by driving round the
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