Gillespie and others v Northern Health and Social Services Board and others [1996] IRLR 214 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: No right to full pay during maternity leave

    Date:
    15 March 2001

    The principle of equal pay under Community law does not require that women should continue to receive full pay during maternity leave, holds the European Court of Justice in Gillespie and others v Northern Health and Social Services Board and others.

  • No right to full pay on maternity leave

    Date:
    1 March 1996

    In Gillespie and others v Northern Health and Social Services Board and others (13 February 1996) EOR66A, the European Court of Justice has ruled that women on maternity leave are not entitled under EC equal pay law to full pay.