Abdoulaye and others v Régie Nationale Des Usines Renault SA [1999] IRLR 811 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pregnancy and maternity: Compensatory maternity allowance does not breach EC law

    15 November 1999

    In Abdoulaye and others v RĂ©gie Nationale des Usines Renault SA, the ECJ rules that Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome does not preclude the making of a lump-sum payment exclusively to female workers who take maternity leave where that payment is designed to offset the occupational disadvantages which arise for those workers as a result of their being away from work.

  • Maternity bonus lawful

    1 September 1999

    In Abdoulaye and others v Regie Nationale des Usines Renault SA the European Court of Justice has ruled that a maternity bonus to women did not discriminate against men so as to contravene Article 119 of the EC Treaty.