A woman who was deprived of the right to an annual performance assessment - and, consequently, of the possibility of qualifying for promotion - because she was on maternity leave was discriminated against on grounds of sex within the meaning of the EC Equal Treatment Directive, holds the European Court of Justice in Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Vieillesse des Travailleurs Salariés v Thibault.
In Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Vieillesse des Travailleurs Salaries (CNAVTS) v Thibault the European Court of Justice has ruled that it is contrary to the EC Treatment Directive to deny a woman on maternity leave an annual performance appraisal necessary for a pay increment.
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