Employment law cases

North Western Health Board v McKenna [2005] IRLR 895 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: Sick pay scheme not discriminatory

    14 October 2005

    In North Western Health Board v McKenna, the ECJ holds that a sick leave scheme that treats female workers who suffer from a pregnancy-related illness in the same way as workers suffering from other types of illness falls within the scope of the Equal Pay Directive 75/117/EC rather than the Equal Treatment Directive 76/207/EC.