Employment Review

    View Author April 2011
    Most employers get nervous when carrying out a redundancy exercise if the selection pool includes a woman on maternity leave. The risk of her bringing a sex discrimination claim if she is made redundant is usually at the back of their minds – but she might not be the only one to bring such a claim! The EAT has this month upheld a claim of sex discrimination brought by a male employee who was made redundant after his employer inflated the score of his colleague who was on maternity leave (Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v De Belin).