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Sex discrimination: Refusal to employ pregnant woman because of statutory ban was impermissible

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It is not permissible for an employer to refuse to employ a pregnant woman in a post of unlimited duration on the ground that a prohibition on employment relating to her pregnancy would prevent her from being so employed from the outset, and for the duration of her pregnancy, rules the ECJ in Mahlburg v Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 3.2.00 Case C-207/98. The application of provisions of national law concerning the protection of pregnant women cannot result in unfavourable treatment regarding their access to employment.