Jiménez Melgar v Ayuntamiento de los Barrios [2001] IRLR 848 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Dismissal of pregnant women on fixed-term contracts constituted sex discrimination

    Date:
    14 January 2002

    In Jiménez Melgar v Ayuntamiento de Los Barrios and Tele Danmark A/S v Handels-og Kontorfunktionærernes Forbund i Danmark (HK) (acting for Brandt-Nielsen), the European Court of Justice holds that the prohibitions against the dismissal of pregnant workers, women who have recently given birth and breastfeeding mothers on the ground of their condition, as laid down in the Pregnant Workers' and Equal Treatment Directives, also applied in the case of such women who were employed under fixed-term contracts.

  • Sex discrimination: Temporary workers win protection

    Date:
    17 December 2001

    Temporary workers who are pregnant when they apply for a job or who become pregnant while doing it have won the right to the same protection as permanent employees under the Pregnant Workers' and Equal Treatment Directives.

  • EC: ECJ case law round-up

    Date:
    1 December 2001

    In our latest round-up of decisions of the European Court of Justice, we focus on working time, pregnancy-related dismissals in the context of temporary working, further developments in case law on the meaning of a transfer for the purposes of the business transfers Directive and, finally, health and safety in relation to display screen equipment.

  • Jimenez Melgar v Ayuntamiento de Los Barrios

    Date:
    1 November 2001

    In Jimenez Melgar v Ayuntamiento de Los Barrios (4 October 2001), the European Court of Justice rules that it is contrary to EU law to refuse to renew a fixed-term contract because of a woman's pregnancy.