In Brown v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (21.4.88) EOR20F, the House of Lords holds that selection of a woman for redundancy because she is pregnant and will require maternity leave is dismissal for a reason connected with pregnancy and automatically unfair.
In Brown v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (20.3.87) EOR14C, the Court of Appeal rules that selection for redundancy on grounds of pregnancy is not dismissal for a reason connected with pregnancy and therefore not automatically unfair.
In Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Brown (21.7.86) EOR10B, the EAT rules that a woman who is selected for redundancy on ground of being pregnant is not dismissed on ground of pregnancy. They also hold that it was fair to select the respondent for redundancy and not offer alternative employment because she was pregnant.
Kidd v DRG (UK) Ltd (EAT, 8.2.84) EOR1A reaches the extraordinary conclusion that a redundancy procedure where part-time workers were dismissed first did not have a disproportionate impact upon married women compared with single women or upon women compared with men.
The materials and information included in the XpertHR service are provided for reference purposes only. They are not intended either as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or other advice with respect to particular circumstances. Use of the service is subject to our terms and conditions.