O'Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council [2010] IRLR 384 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pregnancy risk assessments are triggered by potential for harm

    Date:
    1 March 2010

    A recent appeal judgment clarifies when an employer should assess the risks for a pregnant worker, reports Howard Fidderman

  • Case of the week: Pregnancy-related sex discrimination

    Date:
    12 February 2010

    This week's case of the week, provided by Charles Russell, covers pregnancy-related sex discrimination.

  • O'Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council

    Date:
    12 January 2010

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal finding that the employer had not failed to carry out a risk assessment on the basis that the requirement to carry out an assessment did not apply to the employee's work. There is no general obligation to carry out a risk assessment on pregnant employees so that a failure to do so amounts to discrimination per se. The obligation to carry out a risk assessment is triggered only in certain circumstances.