A housing officer loses his claim for unfair dismissal over comments made about a female colleague.Read more
In the past year, the number of people making a claim to an employment tribunal has increased by 10%.
The courts accepted a total of 121,075 claims last year, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
One of these people was Charlotte Loubser, who was told she was no longer needed as a receptionist at a hairdressing salon during her second pregnancy.
"I was obviously extremely upset, my husband was angry," Charlotte said.
She brought a claim against her former employer and was awarded about £2,000 in wages that had been withheld and £15,000 in compensation, although her and her husband have only seen a fraction of the cash.
Charlotte would warn anyone considering bringing a claim to "take it seriously". "It was so much hard work and it was so emotional."