Disadvantage faced by new mothers recognised
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Ministry of Defence v Hunt and others  IRLR 139 EAT (1 other report)
In Ministry of Defence v Hunt and Ministry of Defence v Wheeler the EAT has accepted that an industrial tribunal was entitled to point out that a mother with a small baby to care for is at a disadvantage in finding new employment.
This view was taken by tribunals presided over by the London South regional chairman, Jane Mason, in three cases - Hunt (DCLD24Y), Bristow (DCLD22Q) and Wheeler, for the purpose of determining the chances of servicewomen dismissed on grounds of pregnancy obtaining alternative employment once their baby was born.