In Vitro Fertilisation Ruling

The European Court of Justice has handed down an important ruling on when pregnancy and maternity rights arise during in vitro fertilisation.

It held that a female worker who was dismissed after her ova had been fertilised by her partner’s sperm cells but who had not yet had the fertilised ova implanted into her uterus had not attained pregnancy and maternity rights and had not therefore been discriminated against.

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