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  • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Jeffery v The British Council, in which the EAT identified the main factors that connected an expatriate employee working in Bangladesh to Great Britain and British employment law.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner, Linda Quinn and Krishna Santra senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Maternity leave and pay

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Line manager briefing looking at the rights of employees who become pregnant and take maternity leave, including paid time off for antenatal care, health and safety rights during pregnancy, eligibility for maternity leave, return to work after maternity leave and maternity pay.

  • Pregnancy and maternity leave: Metropolitan Police policy on police dogs results in discrimination

    Date:
    19 September 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    This unusual case against the Metropolitan Police involves direct discrimination against a dog handler who was required to return a police dog during maternity leave, which damaged her career progression and denied her opportunities for overtime.

  • Tribunal to ask ECJ to clarify legal protection for women who have children through a surrogate mother

    Date:
    9 February 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    The tribunal's reference to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in this case could result in women who have a child through a surrogate mother being entitled to the same employment protection under EU law as conventional mothers.

  • Police force's disciplinary action against officer on maternity leave was sex discrimination

    Date:
    30 June 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    This case is an example of an employer that needed to deal with the extremely difficult issue of having a disciplinary matter pending against a member of staff on maternity leave. 

  • What is direct pregnancy and maternity discrimination?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Employer's handling of performance issues was discriminatory

    Date:
    21 June 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Clear evidence of direct discrimination is uncommon, but an employer's unfair actions can often lead to an inference of discrimination, as this case demonstrates.

  • Post-maternity jobshare not protected

    Date:
    1 November 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In British Telecommunications plc v Roberts and Longstaffe (2 May 1996) EOR70D, the EAT rules that a request to jobshare after maternity leave is not covered by the special protection accorded to women during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • Pregnancy dismissals contravene EEC law

    Date:
    1 January 1991
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Handels-og Kontorgunktionaerernes Forbund i Danmark (acting for Hertz) v Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (acting for Aldi Marked k/s) (8 November 1990) EOR35B, the European Court rules that a woman is protected from dismissal because of her absence during pregnancy and any maternity leave to which she has a right under national law.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to direct pregnancy and maternity discrimination.