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Restrictions on pregnancy pay unlawful

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Handels- Og Kontorfunktionaerernes Forbund i Danmark (Acting on behalf of Pedersen) v Faellesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger, acting on behalf of Kvickly Skive the European Court of Justice has ruled that it is contrary to EC law to not give full pay to a woman off work for a pregnancy-related illness when a man who was off work ill would receive full pay.

Danish employment legislation relating to non-manual workers provides that employees who are absent from work due to illness are entitled to full pay.