Maistrellis (Judgment) [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EUECJ C-222/14
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Parental Leave; Framework Agreement on Parental Leave; Equal Treatment

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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This article is correct at 11/12/2015

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