Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest Ltd v Ward - in a pregnancy related discrimination case, a "but for test" is not appropriate
QVSR employed Mrs Ward as an Operations Manager. Mrs Ward became pregnant and, although there was dispute as to exactly what then happened, she submitted a grievance relating to her treatment. Considering that this was not investigated properly she subsequently resigned, alleging "intolerable behaviour" from her employers. She complained to an employment tribunal of constructive and automatic unfair dismissal by reason of her pregnancy, and less favourable treatment on the ground of her pregnancy.