Dekker v Stichting Vormingscentrum voor Jonge Volwassen (VJV-Centrum) Plus [1991] IRLR 27 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pregnancy discrimination is sex discrimination

    Date:
    1 January 1991

    In Dekker v Stichting Vormingscentrum voor Jonge Volwassenen (VJV-Centrum) Plus (8 November 1990), the European Court of Justice, in a historic decision, holds that refusal to employ a woman because she is pregnant or because of the costs associated with employing a pregnant woman is direct discrimination on grounds of sex contrary to the principle of equal treatment embodied in the EEC Equal Treatment Directive.

  • Sex discrimination: Refusal to hire pregnant woman breaches EEC law

    Date:
    21 December 1990

    The European Court of Justice has ruled in Dekker v Stichting Vormingscentrum voor Jong Volwassenen (VJV-Centrum) Plus that it is a breach of the EEC "Equal Treatment" Directive for an employer to refuse to recruit a woman because she is pregnant, even if hiring her would have serious financial consequences for the employer.