Home must pay care worker £13,000

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Glasgow nursing home must pay a former care assistant £13,000 for wrongly dismissing her. Management at the Priory Park nursing homes in Paisley sacked care assistant Kelly McGoldrick, 24, after she refused to work weekends. Ms McGoldrick, a single mother, bought the case claiming indirect sexual discrimination. She told the tribunal that when she was hired she told the acting manager she would not be able to do 12-hour weekend shifts because she had to look after her two-year-old son and said the arragement worked for the first few weeks she was at the home. She said this had changed when a new manager took over and she was asked to work weekends. Her refusal and resulted in her dimissal. In giving its verdict the tribunal said that more men than women could work 12-hour weekend shifts.

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