The dismissal of a religious education teacher after it became publicly known that she was pregnant by a Roman Catholic priest was on the ground of her pregnancy, and therefore of her sex, holds the EAT in O'Neill v Governors of St Thomas More RCVA Upper School and another.
In O'Neill v (1) Governors of St Thomas More RCVA Upper School and (2) Bedfordshire County Council (24 May 1996) EOR68D, the EAT holds that dismissal is on grounds of pregnancy, and therefore on grounds of sex, if pregnancy is an effective cause of the dismissal.
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