Macarthys Ltd v Smith [1980] IRLR 210 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Macarthys Ltd v Smith

    Date:
    1 May 1980

    In Macarthys Ltd v Smith [1980] IRLR 210 ECJ, the European Court of Justice held that the principle that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work, enshrined in Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome, is not confined to situations in which men and women are contemporaneously doing equal work for the same employer.