Brown v Rentokil Ltd  IRLR 211 CS
Reports relating to this case:
- 1 May 1995
In Brown v Rentokil Ltd (18 January 1995) EOR61A, the Inner House of the Scottish Court of Session rules that even after the European Court's decision in Webb, there is no sex discrimination against a pregnant woman dismissed as a result of absence due to a pregnancy-related illness if she is treated the same way as a man absent through illness.
- 1 March 1995
Dismissing a woman while she was pregnant, in accordance with the employer's sickness absence rules, was not an act of sex discrimination under either UK or EC law, holds the Court of Session in Brown v Rentokil Ltd, even though the employee's illness was directly due to her pregnancy.