You must not be treated less favourably because you are pregnant. If you are then you may claim sex discrimination. Such treatment includes dismissal.
For more information, see our '' section
If you are dismissed or selected for redundancy then this will be automatically unfair if the reason behind the decision is solely or mainly:
Only employees can claim unfair dismissal, but all workers can claim unlawful sex discrimination if they are dismissed for a reason relating to their pregnancy.
For more information, see our '' section.
It amounts to unlawful sex discrimination if an employer:
This type of discrimination can never be justified by an employer.
As pregnancy-related dismissals are discriminatory, a pregnant employee may claim unfair dismissal and also unlawful sex discrimination. While there is a limit on the amount of compensation a tribunal can award for unfair dismissal, there is no limit in cases of unlawful discrimination.