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Sex discrimination: Pregnancy discrimination after Webb

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    Rees v Apollo Watch Repairs plc [1996] ICR 466 EAT (0 other reports)

In Rees v Apollo Watch Repairs plc 15.2.96 EAT 23/93, the EAT holds that an employer unlawfully discriminated against a new mother on grounds of her sex by dismissing her when she was on maternity leave. The immediate cause of her dismissal was that her boss found her replacement more efficient and acceptable than her, but its underlying and effective cause was her absence on maternity leave.