In Spain, employees who become parents have the right to ask for a working hours reduction, which may be from 1/8 to 1/2 of the working day. The dismissal of an employee, who is enjoying this right, is null if there are no grounds to justify such a dismissal. On 21 January 2016, the Balearic Islands Superior Court ruled on the nullity of the dismissal of an employee who was preparing (but had not yet done so) to ask for the working hours reduction in relation to maternity situation. The novelty is that, in this case, the dismissal was considered null even before the employee asked for the working hours reduction. The Court reached this decision because, in its opinion, the employer was completely aware of the employee’s intention of the employee to request such reduction and the dismissal was initiated for this very reason, which constituted a discriminatory dismissal by reason of sex. That is, the dismissal was motivated by the intention of the employee to request a working hours reduction since there were no objective grounds to dismiss her.