- Created by: channyx
- Created on: 21-03-20 00:09
W was engaged by E to replace a pregnant employee during M's maternity leave, it being envisaged that W would continue to work for E after the return of M. Shortly after her appointment, it was discovered that W was pregnant, and E dismissed her. W claimed that her dismissal was contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 s.1.
The House of Lords sought, before final disposal of the appeal, a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Communities on a question concerning Council Directive 76/207, as to whether it was discriminatory for an employer to dismiss a female employee in such circumstances, if the…