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Equal pay: No protection for homosexuals under Community law

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Community law on sex discrimination and equal pay does not currently cover discrimination based on an individual's sexual orientation, rules the European Court of Justice in Grant v South-West Trains Ltd 17.2.98 Case C-249/96. Accordingly, the refusal by an employer to allow travel concessions to the person of the same sex with whom a worker has a stable relationship, where such concessions are allowed to a worker's spouse or to the person of the opposite sex with whom the worker has a stable relationship outside marriage, does not constitute discrimination prohibited by Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome.