Ypourgos Esoterikon and anor v Kalliri Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceECJ C-409/16
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures
The CJEU has ruled that a minimum height requirement of 1.7m (without shoes) to join the Greek police force could not be objectively justified. Ms Kalliri is 1.68m tall. Her application to join the police force schools in Greece was rejected because she failed to reach the minimum height requirement. She appealed and the case was referred to the ECJ.
The Court found that the requirement "... works to the disadvantage of a far greater number of women compared with men and that law does not appear to be either appropriate or necessary to achieve the legitimate objective that it pursues..."
The Greek Government submitted that the aim of the law at issue in the main proceedings was to enable
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