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Case Law Joined cases C-512/11, C-513/11 (13/02/2014)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 02/13/2014

Subject: The Court affirmed that Directive 96/34/EC on the framework agreement on parental leave must be interpreted as precluding a provision of national law pursuant to which a pregnant worker, who interrupts a period of unpaid parental leave to take, with immediate effect, a maternity leave within the meaning of Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding, does not benefit from the maintenance of the remuneration to which she would have been entitled had that period of maternity leave been preceded by a minimum period of resumption of work.

Parties: Terveys- ja sosiaalialan neuvottelujärjestö (TSN) ry c. Terveyspalvelualan Liitto ry e Ylemmät Toimihenkilöt (YTN) ry c. Teknologiateollisuus ry e Nokia Siemens Networks Oy

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 23 Equality between men and women - Solidarity - Art. 33 Parental leave - Art. 34 Social services for maternity

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