Steinicke v Bundesanstalt für Arbeit [2003] IRLR 892 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • ECJ case law round-up

    Date:
    1 December 2003

    In our latest round-up of cases from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), we look at cases on the application of the principle of equal treatment in a variety of contexts - pregnancy-related sex discrimination, the exclusion of women from compulsory national service in Germany, the requirements laid down by the EC on the training of general medical practitioners and the alleged discriminatory effects of a scheme for part-time working aimed at older public sector workers.

  • Steinicke v Bundesanstalt fur Arbeit

    Date:
    1 December 2003

    In Steinicke v Bundesanstalt fur Arbeit [2003] IRLR 892 ECJ, the European Court of Justice held that a German public sector scheme for part-time working for older employees that was dependent on previous full-time service could infringe EC law if indirectly discriminatory against women, unless justification was shown.