Gruber v Silhouette International Schmied GmbH & Co KG [1999] All ER (D) 1013 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: Reduction in termination payment was not indirectly discriminatory

    Date:
    15 October 1999

    In Gruber v Silhouette International Schmied GmbH & Co KG, the ECJ rules that Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome does not preclude national legislation under which the termination payment that is made to workers who resign to take care of their children, owing to a lack of childcare facilities, is one half of that received, for the same period of employment, by workers who resign for an important reason related to working conditions or to the employer's conduct.

  • Termination payment claim fails

    Date:
    1 September 1999

    In Gruber v Silhouette International Schmied GmbH & Co KG the European Court of Justice has ruled that Article 119 of the EC Treaty was not contravened by Austrian legislation which provides lower severance payments for women who resign at the end of maternity leave than for employees who resign because they have been constructively dismissed.