This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.
In Handels- og Kontorfunktionaerernes Forbund i Danmark v Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (acting for Danfoss) (17 October 1989) EOR29A, the European Court of Justice holds that where criteria for individual pay increments for men and women employed on equal work disadvantage women on average, the burden is on the employer to show that the criteria are objectively justified and not discriminatory.
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