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Sex discrimination: Compensation limits contravened Equal Treatment Directive

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    Draehmpaehl v Urania Immobilienservice ohG [1997] IRLR 538 ECJ (0 other reports)

In Draehmpaehl v Urania Immobilienservice ohG [1997] IRLR 538, the European Court of Justice holds that German legislation on compensation for sex discrimination contravened the EC Equal Treatment Directive in setting a limit of three months' salary and a ceiling on aggregate compensation, where there were no such limitations under other provisions of domestic civil and labour law. The legislation was also in breach of the Directive by making reparation of damage subject to a requirement of fault on the part of the employer.