Carlos Enrique Ruiz Conejero v Ferroser Servicios Auxiliares SA and Ministerio Fiscal [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Case C-270/16
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Sickness and Absence, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Preliminary Ruling; Social Policy; Directive 2000/78/EC; Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation; Disability Discrimination; Intermittent Absences; Legislative Interpretation

This request for a preliminary ruling concerned the interpretation of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation.

Mr Ruiz Conejero worked as a cleaning agent in a hospital in Spain. He worked for the hospital without incident, had no disciplinary issues and no work-related problems. Mr Conejero suffered from a disease of the endocrine-metabolic system, namely, obesity, and from functional limitation of the spine. He was recognised, under Spanish law, as having a disability.

Mr Conejero informed his employer

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This article is correct at 25/01/2018
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