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Sex discrimination: Refusal to hire pregnant woman breaches EEC law

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The European Court of Justice has ruled in Dekker v Stichting Vormingscentrum voor Jong Volwassenen (VJV-Centrum) Plus that it is a breach of the EEC "Equal Treatment" Directive for an employer to refuse to recruit a woman because she is pregnant, even if hiring her would have serious financial consequences for the employer.

In June 1981, Mrs Dekker applied for a job as an instructor at a training centre for young people run by an organisation known as VJV.