Elsner-Lakeberg v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen [2005] IRLR 209 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    3 February 2006

    We review recent significant equal pay cases and their implications. Developments of note include the application of the "single source" test to comparators within an employment unit, and a reference to the ECJ on whether use of length of service as a pay system criterion requires specific objective justification.

  • Additional-hours threshold for paid overtime must be pro-rated

    2 July 2004

    The ECJ continues to define the scope of the principle of equal pay for men and women, as enshrined in Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome, as it applies to part-time workers. The most recent ECJ judgment is that in Elsner-Lakeberg v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen.