Senior fashion executive sues for pregnancy discrimination after she alleges forced resignation [UK]

Author: Employment Law Advice Solicitors, Commercial Blawg, Published on: 12 March 2013

A former senior executive at a major fashion label is suing her previous employer for discrimination and unfair dismissal after she resigned in 2011. Ms Torpey did…go on maternity leave in late 2010 and returned to work in May 2011. She was reappointed as a director upon her return to work…but subsequently announced her third pregnancy. A fellow director allegedly commented that this situation wasn’t “ideal” and Ms Torpey was signed off work sick with stress in November 2011. She resigned from her employment in December 2011. She subsequently complained to the Employment Tribunal that she had been constructively unfairly dismissed, that she had been subjected to direct sex discrimination, and that she had been subject to pregnancy and maternity discrimination…HR representative for Robinson Webster Holdings – told the Tribunal that the company was “very family friendly”. The Tribunal is currently continuing and a decision is expected soon. [refers to Jigsaw, Kew]

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Related companies: Jigsaw (part of Robinson Webster Holdings) Robinson Webster