Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 51 (Jun)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Fourth Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Bay Larsen (President of the Chamber), Jurimae, Malenovsky, Safjan (Rapporteur) and Prechal

Judgment Dates: 21 May 2015

Catchwords

European Union - Employment - Maternity allowance - Applicant Belgian woman being established civil servant assigned non-active status for personal reasons in order to work as salaried employee - Second respondent union (UNM) refusing to grant applicant maternity allowance - UNM claiming applicant failing to complete, as salaried employee, minimum contribution period required for receipt of certain social benefits - Whether EU law precluding member state from refusing to grant worker maternity allownce in circumstances at issue - .

The Case

European Union Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of (on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (tenth individual Directive within the meaning of of Directive 89-391-EEC) and . The request had been made in proceedings between Ms Rosselle and the Institut national d'assurance maladie-invalidit and another, concerning the refusal to grant her a maternity allowance on the ground that she had not completed the minimum contribution period required under national law.

Practice Areas

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