'Sexist & belittling' | Woman sacked after telling employer she was pregnant

Woman sacked after telling employer she was pregnant

HR professionals across the UK are reminded they need to tread carefully when dealing with maternity and pregnancy matters, after one company was sued for firing an employee as soon as she told them she was pregnant.

Essex-based security system supplier CIS Services hired Charlotte Leitch in May 2021 as an admin assistant and she had only been in the position for a few weeks when she decided to reveal her pregnancy to the Head of Compliance, Nicola Calder. Leitch was worried as she had experienced many miscarriages in the past.

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