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Using the comparative test for pregnancy discrimination

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    Shomer v B & R Residential Lettings Ltd [1992] IRLR 317 CA (0 other reports)

In Shomer v B & R Residential Lettings Ltd (8 April 1992) EOR44A, the Court of Appeal says that it is open to a tribunal to draw an inference that a woman has been discriminated against because of her pregnancy even if there is no direct evidence that a man in comparable circumstances would have been treated differently. However, the real message of this case is an illustration of how difficult it can be to prove pregnancy discrimination under the comparative test.