Pregnancy or maternity

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  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Susannah Jarvis (associate) and Kate Williams (professional support lawyer) at Addleshaw Goddard analyse important rulings.

  • Case of the week: Sex discrimination

    Date:
    22 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers sex discrimination.

  • Pregnancy and maternity leave discrimination: employment tribunal decisions

    Date:
    19 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This article summarises the main issues and outcomes in five tribunal cases brought by pregnant employees or employees on maternity leave. Although the decisions are not binding on other tribunals, they provide useful illustrations for employers of situations that have led to pregnancy discrimination claims.

  • O'Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council

    Date:
    12 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal finding that the employer had not failed to carry out a risk assessment on the basis that the requirement to carry out an assessment did not apply to the employee's work. There is no general obligation to carry out a risk assessment on pregnant employees so that a failure to do so amounts to discrimination per se. The obligation to carry out a risk assessment is triggered only in certain circumstances.

  • Stevenson v JM Skinner & Co EAT/0584/07

    Date:
    17 April 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the requirement to assess the safety risks to a pregnant employee is met by recording the risks then passing on the findings of the assessment orally to the employee.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Order amends the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.

  • Case of the week: Returning to the 'same job' after maternity leave

    Date:
    5 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Allen & Overy, covers the right to return to the same job after maternity leave.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Equal Opportunities Commission was successful in an application for judicial review of the implementation of the Equal Treatment Directive through the Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination) Regulations 2005, which amended the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Blundell v The Governing Body of St Andrew's Catholic Primary School and another

    Date:
    17 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Blundell v The Governing Body of St Andrew's Catholic Primary School and another EAT/0329/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the right to return to the same job after maternity leave.

  • Case of the week: Burden of proof in discrimination cases

    Date:
    6 February 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Osborne Clarke, covers the burden of proof in discrimination cases.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to pregnancy or maternity discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.