Originally published: May 18, 2017
If anyone knows what it’s like to spend a day in Talitha Cummins’ shoes - it’s Tracey Spicer.
Like Cummins, the 49-year-old newsreader took on a major television network over pregnancy discrimination in the Federal Court in 2006, claiming she had been unfairly dismissed by Network Ten after having a baby.
This year, Cummins brought similar proceedings against Seven West Media, alleging she had been wrongly demoted nine weeks into her maternity leave. The parties eventually reached a confidential settlement.