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Equal pay: Differently trained groups of professionals performing same tasks did not do "the same work"

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In Angestelltenbetriebsrat der Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse v Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse 11.5.99 Case C-309/97, the European Court of Justice rules that psychotherapists with a degree in psychology, most of whom were women, did not do "the same work", within the meaning of Article 119 (now, after amendment, Article 141) of the Treaty of Rome, as higher-paid and predominantly male doctors employed as psychotherapists. Although the two groups of employees performed seemingly identical tasks, they had each received different professional training and, because of the different scope of the qualifications resulting from that training, were called on to perform different tasks.