Kowalska v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg [1990] IRLR 447 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Bundesangestelltentarifvertrag discriminatory

    Date:
    1 November 1990

    In Kowalska v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (27 June 1990) EOR34B, the European Court of Justice holds that the exclusion of part-time workers from the right to severance payments under the collective agreement for the West German public services contravenes Article 119 of the EEC Treaty unless the employer shows that the provision is justified by objective factors.