Ministry of Defence v Hunt and others [1996] IRLR 139 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Assessing compensation in pregnancy dismissal cases

    Date:
    15 June 1996

    A 100% assessment of the chances that a woman discharged from the armed forces on grounds of pregnancy would have resumed her career, had she been given maternity leave and an opportunity to return, is unusual and exceptional but not in itself "perverse", holds the EAT in Ministry of Defence v Hunt and others.

  • Disadvantage faced by new mothers recognised

    Date:
    1 March 1996

    In Ministry of Defence v Hunt and Ministry of Defence v Wheeler the EAT has accepted that an industrial tribunal was entitled to point out that a mother with a small baby to care for is at a disadvantage in finding new employment.