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Case Law C-546/11 (26/09/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 09/26/2013

Subject: The Court affirmed that Directive 2000/78/EC, establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, must be interpreted as being applicable only to retirement or invalidity benefits under an occupational social security scheme. Articles 2 and 6(1) of that Directive must be interpreted as precluding a national provision under which a civil servant who has reached the age at which he is able to receive a retirement pension is denied, solely for that reason, entitlement to availability pay intended for civil servants dismissed on grounds of redundancy.

Parties: Dansk Jurist- og Økonomforbund

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Solidarity - Art. 34 Social services for old age

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