Review of Recent Labour Court Decisions - Pregnancy and Race Discrimination Issues

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 8 June 2010 Issues covered:


Discrimination related to pregnancy and matters connected with pregnancy such as the exercise of maternity leave entitlements appears to have been on the increase during the course of the recession. The 2009 report of the Equality Tribunal stated that there was a general decrease in claims under the employment equality legislation of 12% but a rise of 20% in claims of gender discrimination. Anecdotally at least, it would seem that a number of these concerned less favourable treatment on grounds of pregnancy.

The Legal Position

The legal position in relation to pregnancy related discrimination is clear and employers need to understand this. A long line of decisions of the European

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