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Display screen equipment: Directive applied to film cutter's workstations

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    Dietrich v Westdeutscher Rundfunk Case C-11/99 ECJ (1 other report)

    • EC: ECJ case law round-up

      Date:
      1 December 2001

      In our latest round-up of decisions of the European Court of Justice, we focus on working time, pregnancy-related dismissals in the context of temporary working, further developments in case law on the meaning of a transfer for the purposes of the business transfers Directive and, finally, health and safety in relation to display screen equipment.

In Dietrich v Westdeutscher Rundfunk 6.7.00 Case C-11/99, the European Court of Justice ("the ECJ") rules that, for the purposes of the EC Display Screen Equipment Directive, the term "graphic display screen" must be interpreted as including screens that display film recordings in analogue or digital form. Therefore, the employer of a film cutter had to plan her activities in such a way that her daily work at the monitors was periodically interrupted by breaks or changes of activity.