Birmingham Community Law Centre received funding from the Access to Justice Foundation in order to fight social exclusion in communities and effect change in society.
One client that  used these services, was Gemma, a car sales executive that was dismissed from her job within two months of informing her employer that she was pregnant. She informed her manager of her condition, who then proceeded to dismiss her due to her absence. The Law Centre immediately advised Gemma that she had potential claims for automatic unfair dismissal, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, notice pay, accrued holiday pay and any outstanding wages owed to her.