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Woman who temporarily gives up work for childbirth still a worker

Woman who temporarily gives up work for childbirth still a worker

Court of Justice of the European Union in Saint Prix v UK (Case C‑507/12):

Article 45 TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that a woman who gives up work, or seeking work, because of the physical constraints of the late stages of pregnancy and the aftermath of childbirth retains the status of ‘worker’, within the meaning of that article, provided she returns to work or finds another job within a reasonable period after the birth of her child.

Astonishing that the UK Government fought this one so hard in this day and age.

Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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