Application by Badeck [2000] IRLR 432 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • ECJ backs positive discrimination

    1 July 2000

    In Application by Badeck (28 March 2000) EOR92B, the European Court of Justice rules that a measure which gives priority in promotion to women, where they are equally qualified to men, in sectors where women are underrepresented is compatible with EU law if it does not automatically and unconditionally give priority to women, and the candidates are the subject of an objective assessment which takes account of their specific personal situations.

  • Sex discrimination: Positive action measures in favour of women were compatible with Community law

    1 June 2000

    On an application by Georg Badeck and others, the European Court of Justice rules that provisions of German legislation - the aim of which was equal access of women and men to posts in the public service by the adoption of advancement plans for women with binding targets - were not precluded by the EC Equal Treatment Directive.