In Abdoulaye and others v Régie Nationale des Usines Renault SA, the ECJ rules that Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome does not preclude the making of a lump-sum payment exclusively to female workers who take maternity leave where that payment is designed to offset the occupational disadvantages which arise for those workers as a result of their being away from work.
In Abdoulaye and others v Regie Nationale des Usines Renault SA the European Court of Justice has ruled that a maternity bonus to women did not discriminate against men so as to contravene Article 119 of the EC Treaty.
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