Riezniece v Zemkopibas Ministrija and anor  CJEU C 7/12Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCJEU C 7/12
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation, Discrimination and Equality, Working Time and Leave
Ms Riežniece was a principal adviser to one of the Latvian Government's departments. She took parental leave from 14 November 2007 to 6 May 2009. During this time the government decided to abolish one of its principal adviser posts, although the post to be abolished made no reference to any particular official. In order to determine which official would be affected by the abolishment of that post, the performance and qualifications of four officials, including Ms Riežniece, were assessed. Consequently, Ms Riežniece was moved to an advisory position in a different department but that, too, was under threat and she was made redundant on the ground that her new post was being abolished.
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