Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd [2001] IRLR 96 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Woman on maternity leave was not employed

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    The House of Lords has ruled in Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd that a woman absent on maternity leave prior to the change in the law made in 1999 could not claim that she was discriminated against on grounds of sex by not being allowed sick leave because she was not employed by the employer at the relevant time.