Equal pay: No discrimination against part-timers in overtime rules
This report relates to 1 case(s)
It is not contrary to EC equal pay law to restrict the payment of premium overtime rates only to employees who work more than the designated number of normal full-time hours, holds the European Court of Justice in Stadt Lengerich v Helmig and five joined cases. The part-time employees in these cases, who were predominantly women, did not receive any overtime premia for working more than their individual hours, but they nevertheless received the same overall pay as full-time employees for the same number of hours worked. They were therefore, according to the ECJ, not subjected to any difference in treatment which could give rise to sex discrimination.