Pearson v (1) Swindells and (2) British Telecommunications plc [1994] IT/48222/93

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pregnant woman passed over for promotion

    Date:
    1 September 1995

    In Pearson v (1) Swindells and (2) British Telecommunications plc a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet), finding that a female employee's impending absence on maternity leave weighed against her when she applied for promotion, holds that she was unlawfully discriminated against on the grounds of sex when she was turned down in favour of a man who could provide continuity.