Hardman v Mallon t/a Orchard Lodge Nursing Home [2002] IRLR 516 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Failure to carry out risk assessment for pregnant woman is discrimination

    Date:
    21 February 2003

    In Hardman v Mallon, t/a Orchard Lodge Nursing Home, the EAT holds that a failure to carry out a risk assessment in respect of a pregnant employee as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 amounts to unlawful sex discrimination. This is because carrying out a risk assessment is one of the ways in which a woman's biological condition during and after pregnancy is given special protection.

  • Case roundup: redundancy rights and risk assessment

    Date:
    2 July 2002

    This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering redundancy rights and risk assessment.

  • Failure to carry out risk assessment discriminatory

    Date:
    1 July 2002

    In Hardman v Mallon t/a Orchard Lodge Nursing Home (25 March 2002), the EAT rules that a failure to carry out a risk assessment in respect of a pregnant woman is to be regarded as discrimination based on pregnancy, and automatically sex discriminatory.