Handels- og Kontorfunktionaerernes Forbund i Danmark v Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (acting for Danfoss) [1989] IRLR 532 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    Date:
    2 March 2007

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • EEC law on indirectly discriminatory pay criteria

    Date:
    1 January 1990

    In Handels- og Kontorfunktionaerernes Forbund i Danmark v Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (acting for Danfoss) (17 October 1989) EOR29A, the European Court of Justice holds that where criteria for individual pay increments for men and women employed on equal work disadvantage women on average, the burden is on the employer to show that the criteria are objectively justified and not discriminatory.