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Sex discrimination: Contract worker protected by SDA

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A contract worker supplied to a client company by an employment agency was entitled to pursue a sex discrimination complaint against the client company, even though she had no direct contractual relationship with that company and was not actually working at the time relevant to the complaint, holds the EAT in BP Chemicals Ltd v Gillick. The complainant had worked for the client company for some years before she took two months' maternity leave, and the Sex Discrimination Act's provisions on contract workers applied to protect her from discrimination when she sought to return to work.

Ms Gillick worked for Roevin Management Services Ltd, an employment agency.