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Pregnant pharmacist’s role restructured

PDA case study. Pseudonyms are used instead of real names.

Mon 26th July 2021 The PDA

As part of a restructure exercise a hospital trust deleted a senior post and told “Emma” that she would have to go through a competitive interview process for anther post.

Emma had concerns that a proper process had not been followed, and she may have been discriminated against as she was pregnant. Emma then discovered the trust had hired a new employee into a role that could have been given to her as a suitable alternative role and so would have protected her from redundancy.

The PDA assisted Emma with raising a grievance and provided continued support once she was not working due to being on maternity leave.

Ultimately the PDA helped Emma to negotiate an exit from the employment with a financial settlement.


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