Mother wins sex bias battle against 'dishonest' law firm that sacked her on maternity leave then shredded the evidence

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Mother wins sex bias battle against 'dishonest' law firm that sacked her on maternity leave then shredded the evidence

Post by Didge on Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:49 am

A mother has won a sex discrimination case against the world's largest law firm after they sacked her while she was on maternity leave and shredded the evidence. Bina Hale, 36, broke down in tears during the employment tribunal as she described the treatment she received from her bosses at Dentons in Milton Keynes.

The former recruitment manager was selected for redundancy during a meeting before she had returned to work. The employment tribunal was told handwritten bullet points from the discussion had been shredded.
Human resources manager Suzanne Barnes claimed she destroyed the notes because she liked to work in a paperless office.

Mrs Hale's line manager Emma Rowe was scolded by the judge after producing a single piece of white paper at the tribunal which she claimed was from the notebook she used to make notes in the meeting.

The hearing was told the pages from the book were actually brown.

The judge blasted the firm for a lack of honesty and credibility. The Times reports he told Ms Rowe: 'None of this is credible . . . a firm of lawyers ought to know that.'

Speaking after, Mrs Hale said women should not be afraid of confronting discrimination.

'I strongly urge women who have been subject to similar treatment to seek justice and speak out and stop such employers taking advantage of women at a very vulnerable phase of their lives, regardless of who the employer is. Do not be afraid,' she told the Times.



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