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Suspension on maternity grounds: Alternative work offered to employees suspended on maternity grounds was unsuitable

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Pregnant cabin crew who volunteered for ground duties to which they were deployed were not offered "suitable alternative work" within the meaning of s.67(2) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, because the terms and conditions applicable to that alternative work were substantially less favourable than the corresponding terms and conditions for their normal work, holds the EAT in British Airways (European Operations at Gatwick) Ltd v Moore and another 20.1.00 EAT 185/99. The EAT also holds that, where a worker is suspended on maternity grounds, no separate equal pay claim arises in relation to alternative work performed by that worker.