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EC: ECJ case law round-up

This report relates to 4 case(s)

In our latest round-up of decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), we look at cases on equal pay, the principle of equal treatment as related to working conditions, the meaning of a transfer for the purposes of the business transfers Directive and, finally, guarantee payments to employees following the insolvency of their employers.

ECJ rules on equal pay comparators

In Case-320/00 Lawrence and others v Regent Office Care Ltd and others, the ECJ ruled on 17 September 2002 that a situation in which differences identified in the pay conditions of workers of a different sex performing equal work or work of equal value cannot be attributed to a single source, does not fall within the scope of Article 141 of the EC Treaty, which lays down the principle of equal pay.