McDermotts faces pregnancy discrimination claim from former associate

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  • There are an awful lot of lawyers made redundant while on maternity leave or in the year or so after they return from maternity leave (particularly if they are part-time). The Lawyer should ask the top 100 firms for figures as the results (if properly provided) will be interesting.

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  • I think that if I were a managing partner I would tell The Lawyer to KFO if I were asked for numbers. Or, if I were concerned about splitting the infinitive, K to FO.

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  • Anonymous @ 1:58pm - An awful lot of lawyers have been made redundant regardless of whether or not they are on maternity leave or in the year or so after they return from maternity leave - not a surprise when some firms are on to their 3rd round of redundancies. Are you saying that those on or recently back from maternity leave should be protected from redundancy or do you genuinely think they are being discriminated against?

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  • Anonymous @11.12am" Are you saying that those on or recently back from maternity leave should be protected from redundancy..." I think that is exactly what is being said because that is the law! Those on maternity leave have additional protection from dismissal on the grounds of redundancy - of course if lawyers do not know this then it is hardly surprising some firms still behave in this way.

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