O'Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council  IRLR 384 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
- 1 March 2010
A recent appeal judgment clarifies when an employer should assess the risks for a pregnant worker, reports Howard Fidderman
- 12 January 2010
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.