Williams v Ministry of Defence [2003] All ER (D) 142 (Oct) EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pregnancy discrimination: MoD unlawfully discriminated against pregnant employee

    23 January 2004

    In Ministry of Defence v Williams the EAT holds that a female RAF officer who, because of her pregnancy, was unable to attend an "advanced pre-employment training" course - for which she had previously been selected and which would have led to her promotion to the rank of squadron leader - suffered unlawful sex discrimination when the MoD did not pre-select her for a later course, even though pre-selection would have caused no practical difficulties in the circumstances of this case.