How Strike actress wins £11k payout in pregnancy discrimination case?

Antonia Kinlay appeared in the 2018 adaptation of Career of Evil and had expected to return in the follow-up. But her role was recast after she became pregnant because producers feared audiences would be confused if her character had a visible baby bump. An employment tribunal has upheld her claim and awarded an £11,000 payout. Bronte Film and TV, the production company behind the BBC TV adaptations of Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels, claimed it would have cost £25,000 to digitally remove Ms Kinlay’s baby bump from footage. But the tribunal judges said it would have been possible to conceal Ms Kinlay’s pregnancy “through the use of costume, camera angle, props, the positioning of other actors and make-up if appropriate”.

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