Pregnancy Discrimination

Fighting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace – expert employment law solicitors

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Pregnancy discrimination still happens and at DSM Legal Solicitors we are passionate about helping pregnant women claim compensation if they have evidence of being discriminated against. Unfortunately, pregnancy-related discrimination is not rare and affected employees should always seek the compensation that they deserve.

Our solicitors have handled a range of pregnancy discrimination cases, from pregnancy-related dismissals, to unlawful sexual discrimination. To find out more, contact a DSM Legal Solicitors employment law solicitor email Diane Massey at diane@dsmlegal.co.uk, telephone 01925 937070 or complete our online enquiry form. Please provide as much detail as possible to enable us to pass your enquiry to the correct person to deal with.

We now also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Do I have a pregnancy discrimination case?

If you would like to pursue legal action for any type of pregnancy discrimination it is important to act fast. Your claim must be issued within 3 months of the incident and seeking the advice of a solicitor will help to speed up the process.

Unfair Dismissal – Pregnancy Discrimination

Dismissal on the Grounds of Pregnancy or Maternity Rights is automatically unfair and employees have the right to take their case to an Employment Tribunal.  We have specialist solicitors on hand to help you strengthen your case and pursue a successful claim. Some examples of pregnancy related dismissals are:

  • Dismissal due to paid time off for antenatal care
  • Redundancy given because of a pregnancy
  • If you have taken or want to take maternity leave
  • Dismissal during your maternity leave
  • If you have been forced or bullied out of your job

Unlawful Sex Discrimination

Pregnancy-related dismissals are discriminatory and it’s likely that a pregnant employee could also claim for unlawful sex discrimination. This covers any unfair behaviour that has affected your role. Whilst there is a limit on the amount of compensation a tribunal can award for unfair dismissal, there is no limit for unlawful discrimination.

Examples of unlawful sex discrimination include:

  • Denied promotion
  • Demoted
  • Denied training opportunities

Contact DSM Legal Solicitors – Expert Employment Law Lawyers in Cheshire

If you believe your dismissal was related to your pregnancy, contact the employment law solicitors at DSM Legal Solicitors. Based in Warrington, we also provide legal services to the whole of the Cheshire, Merseyside and North West area.  To arrange a meeting with our employment team lawyers, call us on 01925 937070, or fill out our online form.

Our office in Warrington has free on-site parking together with disabled access including a lift.  We are minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62. 

We can visit you at home or in hospital if you are unable to travel and we can offer evening or weekend consultations to discuss your pregnancy discrimination claim.  Our solicitors are experts at what they do and can offer you confidential advice to resolve your employment law problem.  Visit our Funding Your Employment Law Claim by clicking here to see what else we can offer.

Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire – Employment Law Claims – Expert Solicitors

Email Diane Massey at diane@dsmlegal.co.uk or complete our ‘Contact Our Solicitors’ form at the bottom of this page, and we will call you back.  Or you may wish to  telephone us on 01925 937070 to speak to a solicitor in confidence.

We can assist with employment law claims, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, wills and probate, lasting powers of attorneysettlement agreements, personal injury claims (accident claims and serious injury claims), medical negligence claims, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

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