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Case Law C-588/12 (27/02/2014)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 02/27/2014

Subject: The Court affirmed that where a worker is unlawfully dismissed during part-time parental leave, the fixed-sum protective award to which a full-time worker is entitled must be calculated on the basis of full-time salary. A calculation based on part-time salary makes nugatory much of the protective system established by EU law and affects the rights acquired by the worker.

Parties: Lyreco Belgium NV

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 30 Protection against unjustified dismissal - Art. 31 Working conditions: healthy - Working conditions: safe - Working conditions: dignified - Art. 33 Parental leave

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