Sex discrimination and pregnancy: Pregnancy dismissal was unlawful sex discrimination
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd (No.2)  IRLR 645 HL (1 other report)
An employer directly discriminates against a pregnant woman contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 if, having recruited her for an indefinite period, it dismisses her because she will be temporarily unavailable for work at a time when she knows that she will be particularly needed. So holds the House of Lords in Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd, applying the ruling of the European Court of Justice.