Angestelltenbetriebsrat der Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse v Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse [1999] IRLR 804 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: Differently trained groups of professionals performing same tasks did not do "the same work"

    Date:
    1 July 1999

    In Angestelltenbetriebsrat der Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse v Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse, the European Court of Justice rules that psychotherapists with a degree in psychology, most of whom were women, did not do "the same work", within the meaning of Article 119 (now, after amendment, Article 141) of the Treaty of Rome, as higher-paid and predominantly male doctors employed as psychotherapists.

  • Different qualifications negate same work

    Date:
    1 July 1999

    In Angestelltenbetriebsrat der Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse v Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse (11 May 1999) EOR86A, the European Court of Justice rules that European Community law does not require the same salaries to be paid to psychotherapists with different training and qualifications.