'IS SACKED FOR PREGNANCY'
A lesbian estate agent claims she was sacked from a gay-friendly
company because she became pregnant.
Corinna Slow was fired after her boss found out she was 16 weeks into
the pregnancy. The 27-year-old accused Kevin Newman of 'failing to
consider the possibility' she might have a baby. But Mr Newman said he
dismissed her because of her poor performance.
Ms Slow claimed unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination against Mr
Newman of company 2Let.
|HOW HR2all CAN HELP
In the case above, the employer states that the employee
under-performed in her role and that this was the cause of the
dismissal. The employee obviously think differently.
What would you do in a similar position? Hesitate to act for fear of a
tribunal? Live with poor performance despite its adverse affect on your
business and the rest of the team? Take a gamble on correctly handling
the situation and risk thousands of pounds in tribunal costs? Or use
caontact HR2all to:
- discuss the individual case and suitable action
- conduct a performance appraisal and document
- be guided through the statutory disciplinary
and dismissal procedures
- produce all necessary documentation providing a
clear audit trail of your discussions, decisions and consequent actions.