This is a preview. To continue reading, register for free access now. Register now or Log in

Sex discrimination: Pregnant employee discriminated against in redundancy selection

  • expand disabled

    McGuigan v TG Baynes & Sons EAT/1114/97 (0 other reports)

In McGuigan v TG Baynes & Sons 24.11.98 EAT 1114/97, the EAT holds that an employee suffered unlawful direct sex discrimination when her employer failed to consult her over her impending redundancy on the ground, among others, that she was absent on maternity leave - a pregnancy-related reason. Moreover, the employer victimised her by marking her down for attitude in a points-scoring exercise because she had criticised its equal opportunities record - a protected act - at her last appraisal.