In Blundell v The Governing Body of St Andrew's Catholic Primary School and another EAT/0329/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the right to return to the same job after maternity leave.
The High Court has found that the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, as amended, does not give full effect to the revised EC Equal Treatment Directive, in Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (12 March 2007).
In New Southern Railway Ltd v Quinn  IRLR 606 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employer's duty to take steps to "avoid" risk to a pregnant woman means that the risk should be reduced to its lowest acceptable level - not that it must be removed completely.
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