n Without Prejudice - Pregnancy and the conception of inequality : employment law

Volume 15, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Employment of women is not without its challenges.In the words of Chief Justice Dickson in the Canadian Supreme Court judgement of Brooks v Canada Safeway Limited [1989] 1 S.C.R 1219 "Combining paid work with motherhood and accommodating the childbearing needs of working women are ever increasing imperatives. That those who bear children and benefit society as a whole thereby should not be economically or socially disadvantaged seems to bespeak the obvious. It is only women who bear children; no man can become pregnant..."

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