(1) Dixon v Rees and (2) Hopkins v Shepherd & Partners [1993] IRLR 468 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Comparative approach endorsed

    Date:
    1 November 1993

    In (1) Dixon v Rees and (2) Hopkins v Shepherd & Partners (30 July 1993) EOR52C, the EAT rules that a comparison with how a man would be treated is necessary in pregnancy discrimination cases unless the case is one of dismissal for pregnancy "without more".

  • Comparative approach still applies

    Date:
    1 September 1993

    In (1) Dixon v Rees and (2) Hopkins v Shepherd & Partners the EAT has construed the House of Lords' decision in Webb v EMO Air Cargo as approving the test set out by the Court of Appeal requiring a comparison between the treatment of a pregnant woman and that of a man who also needed to be absent from work.