Jämställdhetsombudsmannen v Örebro Läns Landsting [2000] IRLR 421 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    Date:
    3 February 2006

    We review recent significant equal pay cases and their implications. Developments of note include the application of the "single source" test to comparators within an employment unit, and a reference to the ECJ on whether use of length of service as a pay system criterion requires specific objective justification.

  • Basic salary to be compared

    Date:
    1 September 2000

    The European Court of Justice has ruled in Jamstalldhetsombudsmannen v Orebro Lans Landsting that the equal pay principle applies to each of the elements of remuneration.

  • Equal pay: Inconvenient-hours supplement did not count towards basis for pay comparison

    Date:
    1 July 2000

    In Jämställdhetsombudsmannen v Örebro Läns Landsting, the European Court of Justice rules that, in comparing the pay of two midwives and that of a clinical technician assumed to be doing work of equal value, no account should be taken of the fact that the midwives were paid a supplement for working inconvenient hours and that they worked fewer hours per week. The midwives' monthly basic salary should be compared with that of their comparator.