CM v TimePartner Personal Management GmbH [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EUC 983
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Comparative Law
Issues covered: Agency Workers; EU Law


The respondent, an agency providing temporary work, employed individuals under a fixed-term contract in 2017.  The individuals under that fixed-term contract received €9.23 per hour as a result of a collective agreement.  The issue was that the collective agreement did not allow for equal treatment for temporary agency workers as their pay was less than those who were directly employed who were paid €13.64 under a separate collective agreement. A claim was thus brought for the difference in pay.


The claim was rejected by the national courts before the claimant issued an appeal to the appellate court in Germany.  The German court then felt that it was

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This article is correct at 10/01/2023

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