CJEU Confirms that the Equal Treatment Directive Applies to Disabled TraineesPosted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 11 April 2022 Issues covered: Social Policy; Equal Treatment; Disability Discrimination
Key Issues: Social Policy – Equal Treatment – Disability Discrimination - Preliminary Ruling
Case: XXXX v HR Rail SA
Reference: Case C-485/20, CJEU (Third Chamber), 10 February 2022
Legislation: Directive 2000/78/EC
The applicant in the main proceedings was recruited as a specialist maintenance technician for railway tracks by HR Rail, the sole employer of railway staff in Belgium. On 21 November 2016, he started a traineeship at Infrabel, the legal entity acting as the ‘management infrastructure’ for the Belgian railways. In December 2017, the applicant in the main proceedings was diagnosed with a heart condition that required the fitting of a pacemaker, a device which is
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