Nikoloudi v Organismos Tilepikinonion Ellados AE Case C-196/02 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    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.

  • Equal treatment: Exclusion of female cleaners from permanent posts discriminatory

    29 July 2005

    In Nikoloudi v Organismos Tilepikinonion Ellados AE, the European Court of Justice holds that, while creating categories of workers composed of persons of a single sex does not itself constitute direct discrimination, less unfavourable treatment by reference to that category will amount to direct discrimination.