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"Special treatment" for women in connection with pregnancy or childbirth must be proportionate

This report relates to 1 case(s)

sex discrimination | pregnancy and maternity leave | redundancy

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that "special treatment" afforded to a woman in connection with pregnancy or childbirth under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 must constitute a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aim of compensating her for the disadvantages occasioned by pregnancy or maternity leave.