Can an employer reject a job applicant on grounds related to their pregnancy, such as health and safety?

Under s.18 of the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to treat a woman unfavourably because of their pregnancy. Therefore, rejection for employment for any reason related to pregnancy, such as health and safety, the applicant's initial inability to take up the post and any cost implications, will constitute unlawful discrimination. For this reason, employers must disregard the fact that the job applicant is pregnant when making the selection decision.