Ballerino v The Racecourse Association Ltd [2024]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EAT 98
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Maternity; Discrimination


The claimant was dismissed during her maternity leave by reason of redundancy.  The claimant argued that the redundancy was a sham and that she suffered less favourable treatment because of her sex and/or because of the pregnancy and maternity.

The issue arose when a new Chief Executive sought to recruit a Business and Financial Analyst during the claimant’s maternity.   During the process it was then decided that it would include the claimant’s position.  The claimant was then informed that she was at risk of redundancy due to the decision to amalgamate her role with a new role.  She was invited to apply for the new role.  The claimant did not

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This article is correct at 27/06/2024

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