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Pregnant woman passed over for promotion

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    Pearson v (1) Swindells and (2) British Telecommunications plc [1994] IT/48222/93 (0 other reports)

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.

Ms Pearson began employment with BT in 1989 and in October 1992 was appointed to a temporary commercial officer vacancy.