Rinner-Kühn v FWW Spezial-Gebäudereinigung GmbH & Co [1989] IRLR 493 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Discriminatory statutory rights can be challenged under EEC law

    Date:
    1 November 1989

    In Rinner-Kühn v FWW Spezial-Gebäudereinigung GmbH & Co (13 July 1989) EOR28B, the European Court of Justice rules that West German sick pay legislation which excludes part-time workers should be regarded as in contravention of the equal pay provisions of Article 119 of the EEC Treaty unless the West German Government can show that the statutory restriction is justified by objective factors unrelated to any discrimination on grounds of sex.