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Pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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  • Date:
    1 May 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case digest

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Date:
    19 April 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sarkatzis Herrero v Instituto Madrileño de la Salud

    In Sarkatzis Herrero v Instituto MadrileƱo de la Salud [2006] IRLR 296 ECJ, the European Court of Justice has held that a woman on maternity leave who obtained a permanent position with the public body for which she was already working on a temporary contract was entitled to have her seniority calculated from the date of her appointment, not the date on which she actually took up the post on her return from maternity leave.

  • Date:
    14 March 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Management of risks for pregnant employees

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering the management of risks for pregnant employees.

  • Date:
    29 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Liability for discrimination

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering liability for discrimination.

  • Date:
    15 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Discrimination against employees on maternity leave

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering discrimination against employees on maternity leave.

  • Date:
    1 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case digest

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Date:
    1 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Reduction in sick pay of pregnant worker is lawful

    It is not discrimination to reduce the sick pay of a female worker who is absent due to pregnancy-related illness in the same way as for a male worker who is absent for some other illness, nor to offset such absences against the full entitlement under a sick leave scheme, rules the ECJ in North Western Health Board v McKenna (8 September 2005).

  • Date:
    14 October 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Equal pay: Sick pay scheme not discriminatory

    In North Western Health Board v McKenna, the ECJ holds that a sick leave scheme that treats female workers who suffer from a pregnancy-related illness in the same way as workers suffering from other types of illness falls within the scope of the Equal Pay Directive 75/117/EC rather than the Equal Treatment Directive 76/207/EC.

  • Date:
    14 October 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sex discrimination: Minimum 75% full-time hours policy is indirectly discriminatory

    In British Airways plc v Starmer, the EAT holds that the tribunal was entitled to find that a decision by the employer not to allow the employee to work part-time at 50% of her full-time hours, but only at 75%, was a "provision, criterion or practice" for the purposes of s.1(2)(b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Date:
    27 September 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Sick pay schemes and pregnancy-related illness

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering the treatment of pregnancy-related illnesses in sick pay schemes.