Ellis v Bedfordshire County Council [1993] IT/18675/92

Reports relating to this case:

  • Analogy between menstruation and pregnancy

    Date:
    1 March 1994

    An analogy can be drawn between menstruation and pregnancy in that dismissal for absence due solely to menstruation might constitute unlawful discrimination, but where menstruation is only one of a number of factors there must be a comparison with how a man would be treated in analogous circumstances, says a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: C Tribe) in Ellis v Bedfordshire County Council.