Equal Opportunities Directive – Breadth of ProtectionPosted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 9 September 2019
In this month’s ‘Commercial Law for Employers’ article, Kevin McVeigh, Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department in EDG Solicitors, considers the preliminary ruling in the case of Hakelbracht, Vandenbon and Others v WTG Retail BVBA which deals with pregnancy discrimination in recruitment. Ms Hakelbracht was not appointed to a role because she was pregnant and Ms Vandenbon, unhappy at the breach of equality informed Ms Halelbracht of the reason for her rejection. As a result she was ultimately dismissed and the ruling reminds employers of the broad protection afforded by equality legislation.
Hakelbracht, Vandenbon and Others v WTG Retail BVBA
Key Issues: Social
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