Commercial Law for Employers: Equal Treatment (Age and Religion)

Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 12 June 2018
Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett
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In this month’s ‘Commercial Law for Employers’ article, Kevin McVeigh, Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department in EDG Solicitors, considers two equal treatment cases.  

Kevin considers the case of Georg Stollwitzer v ÖBB Personenverkehr AG Case C-482/16 concerning age discrimination and Directive 2000/78/EC. The decision is noteworthy as upholds the right of members states to introduce laws which seek to eliminate age discrimination even if this results inadvertently in a disadvantage to certain workers.

Kevin also considers the case of Vera Egenberger v Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung eV Case C-414/16 in which the claimant, of no denomination,

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Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

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