Employment law cases

Boyle and others v Equal Opportunities Commission [1998] IRLR 717 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Maternity rights: Return or repayment provision compatible with EC law

    1 January 1999

    A contractual term which requires a woman to undertake to return to work on the expiry of her maternity leave or otherwise to repay any amounts paid to her by her employer over and above statutory maternity pay during that period, does not contravene the equal pay principle contained in Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome and the Equal Pay Directive, rules the European Court of Justice in Boyle and others v Equal Opportunities Commission.