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Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten v Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

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    Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten v Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Case C-220/02 ECJ (0 other reports)

In Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten v Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Case C-220/02, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the principle of equal pay for men and women does not prevent the calculation of a termination payment from taking into account, as length of service, periods of military service or their civilian equivalent, performed mainly by men, but not of parental leave taken most often by women.

Under Austrian law, after the end of compulsory maternity leave (normally eight weeks after birth), an employee is entitled, on request, to unpaid parental leave of at least three months and which may continue until the child reaches the age of two.