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Case Law C-531/15 (19/10/2017)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 10/19/2017

Subject: The Court affirmed that Directive 2006/54/EC on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation must be interpreted as applying to a situation in which a breastfeeding worker challenges, before a court or other competent authority of the Member State concerned, the risk assessment of her work in so far as she claims that the assessment was not conducted in accordance with 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. Moreover, the Court affirmed that it is for the worker in question to provide evidence capable of suggesting that the risk assessment of her work had not been conducted in accordance with the requirements of Directive 92/85 and from which it can therefore be presumed that there was direct discrimination on grounds of sex within the meaning of Directive 2006/54, which it is for the referring court to ascertain. It would then be for the defendant to prove that that risk assessment had been conducted in accordance with the requirements of that provision and that there had, therefore, been no breach of the principle of non-discrimination

Parties: Otero Ramos

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Solidarity - Art. 31 Working conditions: healthy - Working conditions: safe - Art. 34 Social security

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