Employment law cases

Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd (No.2) [1995] IRLR 645 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination and pregnancy: Pregnancy dismissal was unlawful sex discrimination

    1 November 1995

    An employer directly discriminates against a pregnant woman contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 if, having recruited her for an indefinite period, it dismisses her because she will be temporarily unavailable for work at a time when she knows that she will be particularly needed, holds the House of Lords in Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd.