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Equal pay: Reduction in termination payment was not indirectly discriminatory

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In Gruber v Silhouette International Schmied GmbH & Co KG 14.9.99 Case C-249/97, the ECJ rules that Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome does not preclude national legislation under which the termination payment that is made to workers who resign to take care of their children, owing to a lack of childcare facilities, is one half of that received, for the same period of employment, by workers who resign for an important reason related to working conditions or to the employer's conduct. That is not indirectly discriminatory towards female workers.