i am a hairdresser and informed my boss on thursday, i was pregnant. yesterday, both my boss and her son shouted at me in such an agressive matter another member of staff had to push them away from me. to which i was left shaken and very upset and felt no other option but to leave. i now feel so treatened by their behaviour i feel theyve left me with no option but to now have no job. where do i go from here? thanks, georgie.
Province/Country relating to question: england
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Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know if you believe their actions were related to your pregnancy?
there was three members of staff working yesterday and i was the one who got pin pointed out over washing up not being done. which then laid to them, going into more agressive behaviour about lack of respect for the business> i am the highest earner for the company and both me and my work colleges were discusted with there behaviour. so i do believe after me informing them the night before i was pregnant this was partically related to me having to leave soon.
how long have you worked there for?
the business has been open 3years in september and ive been there almost 2 and a half years>
you will be protected against sex discrimination, which means that your employer should not treat you less favourably because of your pregnancy. The issue is showing that their actions were because of that. If you believe you are being targeted as a result of informing them and that they are perhaps trying to push you out to avoid paying you maternity pay then you can consider the following options:1. Raise a formal grievance first2. Then consider either making a claim for sex discrimination in the employment tribunal, or resign and claim constructive dismissal and sex discrimination
if i was going to perform any of these actions, how would i go about this? i feel like i have been pushed out to the point that i feel threatened to go back in and work. two of my colleagues are considering leaving also because of the way they acted towards me.
Grievance - a written complaint to your employer, saying you are raising a grievance and mention the complaints.
Tribunal claim - by completing form ET1:
I have to go offline now unfortunately, if you have any further questions then I will deal with them when I return this afternoon, otherwise could you please click on Accept, thank you
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