Iske v P&O European Ferries (Dover) Ltd [1997] IRLR 401 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Discriminatory refusal to transfer pregnant ferry worker

    Date:
    15 September 1997

    In Iske v P & O European Ferries (Dover) Ltd, the EAT holds that a seagoing ferry stewardess suffered direct sex discrimination when her employer refused to transfer her to work on shore after the 28th week of her pregnancy, from which point she was prohibited from working at sea under statutory Regulations.

  • Contracting out cannot defeat claim

    Date:
    1 July 1997

    In Iske v P&O European Ferries (Dover) Ltd EOR74C, the EAT holds that an employer cannot circumvent the obligation not to discriminate in terms of opportunities for transfer by contracting out a post to which an employee could have been transferred to a non-employee.