Mahlburg v Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [2000] IRLR 276 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Safety no defence for rejecting pregnant woman

    Date:
    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.

  • Sex discrimination: Refusal to employ pregnant woman because of statutory ban was impermissible

    Date:
    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.