Direct discrimination

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  • Pregnancy dismissals contravene EEC law

    1 January 1991
    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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