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Case Law C-476/11 (26/09/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 09/26/2013

Subject: The Court affirmed that the principle of non-discrimination on grounds of age, enshrined in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and given specific expression by Directive 2000/78/EC, establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, do not preclude an occupational pension scheme under which an employer pays, as part of pay, pension contributions which increase with age, provided that the difference in treatment on grounds of age that arises there from is appropriate and necessary to achieve a legitimate aim, which it is for the national court to establish.

Parties: HK Danmark

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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