Sex discrimination: Equal Treatment Directive outlaws positive discrimination
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Kalanke v Freie Hansestadt Bremen  IRLR 660 ECJ (1 other report)
In Kalanke v Freie Hansestadt Bremen  IRLR 660, the European Court of Justice holds that the Equal Treatment Directive precludes national rules which guarantee women equally qualified with men automatic selection for appointment or promotion to posts in which women are underrepresented. Such rules overstep the limits of the exception in the Directive for "measures to promote equal opportunity for men and women, in particular by removing existing inequalities which affect women's opportunities".