Mahlburg v Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern  IRLR 276 ECJ
Reports relating to this case:
- 1 May 2000
In Mahlburg v Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (3 February 2000) EOR91A, the European Court of Justice rules that a pregnant woman cannot be turned down for a permanent job on grounds that she will not be able to take up the appointment because the job entails health and safety risks.
- 15 March 2000
It is not permissible for an employer to refuse to employ a pregnant woman in a post of unlimited duration on the ground that a prohibition on employment relating to her pregnancy would prevent her from being so employed from the outset, and for the duration of her pregnancy, rules the ECJ in Mahlburg v Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.