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.
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.
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