Pregnancy discrimination – Employment Team success at the EAT

Our London Employment Team has been successful in having the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismiss an appeal which was heard at the EAT yesterday, 8 July 2019. Costs were also awarded in the Claimant’s favour. Curzon Green was instructed by the Claimant.

By way of background, the Claimant was successful in her claims of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the lower Employment Tribunal last summer. She was awarded a substantial 5 figure sum (comprising compensation for financial losses and injury to feelings). An appeal was brought by the Respondent to challenge a small part of the award. The appeal was dismissed in full by the EAT and the Claimant was awarded costs, in addition to the sums awarded by the ET in summer 2018.