Kenny and ors v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and ors [2013] CJEU

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; equal pay

The employees were civil servants employed by the first respondent Minister and assigned to clerical duties in the national police force. The employees claimed they were engaged in work equal to the work performed by other male police employees in 'clerical' posts. Proceedings were brought by the employees between 2000 and 2005 before the Equality Tribunal through their trade union.

The Tribunal found in favour of seven of the employees and rejected the claims of the other seven. All parties to the proceedings appealed the decision to the Labour Court (Ireland). The Labour Court decided the ratio of men to women in the relevant groups showed prima facie evidence of indirect pay

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This article is correct at 08/03/2013

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