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Pregnancy and maternity: Compensatory maternity allowance does not breach EC law

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In Abdoulaye and others v Régie Nationale des Usines Renault SA 16.9.99 Case C-218/98, the ECJ rules that Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome does not preclude the making of a lump-sum payment exclusively to female workers who take maternity leave where that payment is designed to offset the occupational disadvantages which arise for those workers as a result of their being away from work. In that event they are in a different situation from male workers with regard to the payment, thus excluding any breach of Article 141.