Habermann-Beltermann v Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Bezirksverband Ndb/Opf eV [1994] IRLR 364 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pregnancy seen as temporary incapacity

    Date:
    1 July 1994

    In Habermann-Beltermann v Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Bezirksverband Ndb/Opf eV (5 May 1994) EOR56B, the European Court of Justice holds that termination of a contract without a fixed term on account of a woman's pregnancy cannot be justified on the ground that a statutory prohibition, imposed because of pregnancy, temporarily prevents the employee from performing night work.

  • Sex discrimination: Night work ban does not justify pregnancy dismissal

    Date:
    1 June 1994

    The EC "Equal Treatment" Directive prevents an indefinite contract of employment for night work entered into by an employer and a pregnant woman, both of whom were unaware of the pregnancy at that time, from being void on account of a statutory prohibition on night work by pregnant or breastfeeding women, holds the European Court of Justice in Habermann-Beltermann v Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Bezirksverband Ndb/Opf eV.