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.
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