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Sex discrimination and pregnancy: Pregnancy dismissal was unlawful sex discrimination

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    Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd (No.2) [1995] IRLR 645 HL (0 other reports)

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. So holds the House of Lords in Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd, applying the ruling of the European Court of Justice.