In addition to having been extremely ill because of her complicated pregnancy, Kiran Nasreen was fired by her boss after three years of good and loyal service.
In December 2017, Kiran Nasreen got pregnant. After seven weeks, the young woman, originally from Pakistan and based in London, was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. A disease that is manifested by violent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. As the New York Post reports, the receptionist quickly told her boss Dr. Akbar Ali Malik that she was feeling terrible. At the end of January 2018, she officially took her leave and even apologized for not being able to be present. Messages to which his superior did not respond. And when her husband went to his office to file his work stoppage, his boss did not hesitate to fire her.
Devastated by her boss’ reaction, Kiran tried to resend his medical certificate to change his mind. Some time later, the young woman only received her pay for the month of December and her Christmas bonus when she had worked until the end of January. Shocked, she decided to take the case to court for unfair dismissal, unpaid wages and discrimination related to her complicated pregnancy. During the trial, the judge recognized that the situation had degenerated when the complainant became pregnant. In three years, she had always maintained good relations with her superior.
The court recognizes an injustice
After deliberation, the court returned its verdict in favor of Kiran. “This pregnancy did not help the company and Dr. Malik decided to do without the services of Mrs. Nasreen, without notice. Dr. Malik became hostile and uncooperative with her and her husband” we were able to read in their conclusion. At the end of the hearing, the mother-to-be obtained 23,413 pounds, or approximately 28,000 euros in compensation for the damage suffered. Two months after his dismissal, his box was finally shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, a body that regulates solicitors in England and Wales.