This story makes me really really mad/upset.
A high flying Oxford educated lawyer sacked his nanny and a London tribunal has upheld her claims for direct pregnancy discrimination and unfair dismissal.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... 18000.html
Does anyone else feel that the punishment should go further to discourage others?
Is it reasonable that he is still employed by a firm that one would expect wants to uphold high professional standards?
If I were female lawyer (or would-be lawyer) I'd think so so carefully about going to join a firm where one of their senior partners is, according to the tribunal acting like this...
'Mr Dhennin offered no explanation for why he volunteered at the beginning of the hearing that in fact he did know of the claimant's pregnancy.
'We are not satisfied that the claimant would have been made redundant at the same time had it not been for the fact she told the respondent of her pregnancy.
What's even more upsetting is this quote...
"She was pregnant, and she was concerned how she would manage financially. She was generally upset, and she missed the children."
She cared for their children FFS - and she missed them.
And lawyers wonder why they get a bad name....