Maistrellis (Judgment) Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEUECJ C-222/14
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
This case could prove to be an important one from the Court of Justice of the EU, concerning as it does the rights of fathers to take parental leave to look after a child, regardless of whether or not the mother is working.
The case involved a Greek judge who wished to avail of the state's condition for judges/civil servants in Greece that up to 9 months' paid parental leave could be taken to look after a child. However, the court noted that although a father exercising the profession of judge is entitled, in principle, to parental leave to bring up a child, he could not benefit from it if his wife does not work or exercise any profession. In the present case, Mr Maïstrellis’s wife, as
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