Foster and others v British Gas plc [1990] IRLR 353 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Welcome to state employment

    Date:
    1 September 1990

    In Foster and others v British Gas plc (12 July 1990) EOR33A, the European Court of Justice holds that EEC law can be directly relied upon by any public sector employee. The effect of the decision is to bring millions of employees in local government, education, nationalised industries and public corporations within the concept of "state" employment for the purpose of Community law.