Lommers v Minister Van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visserij [2002] IRLR 430 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • EC: ECJ case law round-up

    Date:
    1 January 2003

    In our latest round-up of decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), we look at cases on equal pay, the principle of equal treatment as related to working conditions, the meaning of a transfer for the purposes of the business transfers Directive and, finally, guarantee payments to employees following the insolvency of their employers.

  • Case roundup: unfair dismissal and positive discrimination

    Date:
    18 June 2002

    This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering unfair dismissal and positive discrimination.

  • Sex discrimination: Providing nursery places to female employees only did not breach Equal Treatment Directive

    Date:
    15 June 2002

    In Lommers v Minister van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visseij, the European Court of Justice rules that a policy under which an employer provided female employees only with access to nursery places for their children at work, while denying male employees with children the same facility save in cases of emergency, did not breach the Equal Treatment Directive.

  • ECJ endorses positive discrimination

    Date:
    1 May 2002

    In Lommers v Minister van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visserij (19 March 2002), the European Court of Justice upholds a policy in a Dutch civil service department which offers subsidised childcare places only to female employees. The ECJ says that the scheme does not contravene EU law so long as it is also available on the same conditions to men who are single parents.