Dentons Directories Ltd v Hobbs EAT/821/96

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer must know of pregnancy

    Date:
    1 December 1997

    In Dentons Directories Ltd v Hobbs the EAT has ruled that a reason for dismissal can only be "connected with pregnancy" if the employer knows that the employee is pregnant when the decision to dismiss is taken.

  • Maternity rights: Pregnancy dismissal requires employer's knowledge of pregnancy

    Date:
    15 September 1997

    The dismissal of a pregnant employee could not be said to have been for a reason connected with her pregnancy, and so automatically unfair, as the employer did not know that she was pregnant until after it gave her notice of dismissal, holds the EAT in Dentons Directories Ltd v Hobbs.