Maternity and pregnancy discrimination: application of Webb v EMO Air Cargo - Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart [EAT] 16.05.19 (Unreported)
A female claiming direct sex discrimination when her employer refused to pay her a particular allowance during her maternity leave did not have to show that a male employee would have been treated more favourably. Even though the Equality Act 2010 s.18 made specific provision for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, the principle in Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd (C-32/93), still applied, namely that a claimant who had been treated unfavourably on the ground of maternity or pregnancy discrimination need not compare herself to a man in order to establish direct sex discrimination. Appeal dismissedLink to judgement
Category: Employment » Maternity pay; Pregnancy; Sex discrimination. Area(s) of law: Employment.