Employment law cases

Alabaster v Woolwich plc and Secretary of State for Social Security [2004] IRLR 486 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: SMP must include pay rise effective after reference period

    18 June 2004

    In Alabaster v Woolwich plc, the European Court of Justice holds that article 119 (now 141) of the EC Treaty of Rome requires that earnings-related maternity pay must reflect any pay rise awarded between the start of the reference period (upon which the level of the earnings-related maternity pay is based) and the end of the employee's maternity leave.