Employment law cases

Handels-Og Kontorfunktionærernes Forbund I Danmark, acting on behalf of Høj Pedersen v Fællesforeningen For Danmarks Brugsforeninger, acting on behalf of Kvickly Skive [1999] IRLR 55 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Maternity rights: Less favourable treatment in pay prior to maternity leave prohibited

    1 January 1999

    In Handels- og Kontorfunktionaerernes Forbund i Danmark (acting on behalf of Pedersen) v Faellesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger (acting on behalf of Kvickly Skive), the European Court of Justice rules that certain provisions of Danish law which permit the less favourable treatment in terms of pay of pregnant workers who are incapable of work due to a pregnancy-related illness prior to the commencement of their maternity leave contravene Article 119 and the Equal Pay Directive.