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Sex discrimination: Night work ban does not justify pregnancy dismissal

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The EC "Equal Treatment" Directive prevents an indefinite contract of employment for night work entered into by an employer and a pregnant woman, both of whom were unaware of the pregnancy at that time, from being void on account of a statutory prohibition on night work by pregnant or breastfeeding women, holds the European Court of Justice in Habermann-Beltermann v Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Bezirksverband Ndb/Opf eV.

Mrs Habermann-Beltermann (the applicant) was employed by a German regional social security organisation as a night attendant in a home for the elderly.