New or expectant mothers

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  • Safety no defence for rejecting pregnant woman

    Date:
    1 May 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Mahlburg v Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (3 February 2000) EOR91A, the European Court of Justice rules that a pregnant woman cannot be turned down for a permanent job on grounds that she will not be able to take up the appointment because the job entails health and safety risks.

  • Failure to assess risks may cause sex discrimination

    Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Day v T Pickles Farms Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) says that an employer should not wait for written notification of an employee's pregnancy before carrying out a risk assessment, and that its failure to carry out an assessment may have caused the employee detriment within the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Sex discrimination: Failure to carry out risk assessment could have amounted to detriment

    Date:
    15 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Day v T Pickles Farms Ltd, the EAT holds that an employer who failed to make an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of a woman of child-bearing age employed in a sandwich shop no later than the date she started working there, and certainly before she became pregnant, could thereby have subjected her to a "detriment" within the meaning of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.