Schonheit v Stadt Frankfurt am Main; Becker v Land Hessen: ECJ 23 Oct 2003

ECJ Social policy – Equal pay for men and women – Applicability of Article 119 of the EC Treaty (Articles 117 to 120 of the EC Treaty have been replaced by Articles 136 EC to 143 EC) and Article 141(1) and (2) EC and of Directive 86/378/EEC or Directive 79/7/EEC – Meaning of pay – Civil service pension scheme – Calculation of the old-age pension for part-time civil servants – Discriminatory treatment as compared with full-time workers – Indirect discrimination based on sex – Conditions governing justification for objective reasons unrelated to any discrimination on grounds of sex – Protocol concerning Article 119 of the EC Treaty (now Protocol concerning Article 141 EC) – Temporal effects.


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[2003] EUECJ C-4/02, C-5/02, [2003] EUECJ C-5/02, [2004] IRLR 983, [2004] Pens LR 43, [2006] 1 CMLR 51, C-4/02


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AppliedCross, Gibson, Malone, Leckenby, Young v British Airways EAT 23-Mar-2005
EAT Transfer of Undertakings / Sex Discrimination
Claims by BA employees, retired at 55, for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination dismissed by ET and Applicants’ appeals dismissed. Contractual retirement . .
CitedSeldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes (A Partnership) CA 28-Jul-2010
The claimant solicitor said that the compulsory retirement from his partnership on age grounds was discriminatory, and that the UK Regulations had not implemented the Directive fully.
Held: The appeal failed. The purpose of the provision as to . .
CitedSeldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes SC 25-Apr-2012
The appellant claimed that the requirement imposed on him to retire from his law firm partnership on attaining 65 was an unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age.
Held: The matter was remitted to the Employment tribunal to see whether the . .
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Updated: 12 December 2022; Ref: scu.213875