Judgment of the Court of 17 May 1990.

Douglas Harvey Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Court of appeal (England) - United Kingdom.

Social policy - Equal pay for men and women - Compulsory redundancy - Early payment of a retirement pension.

Case C-262/88.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1990:209
17/05/1990 Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1990:209
17/05/1990 Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1990:34
30/01/1990 Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

1990 I-01889

Swedish X/00407 Finnish X/00425

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.01 Equality for men and women
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.01 Equality for men and women
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.01 Equality for men and women
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.01 Equality for men and women
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.01 Equality for men and women
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-15 Social policy
    B-15.01 Equality for men and women
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
      B-19.04.03 Effects of a preliminary ruling
        B-19.04.03.01 Effects of judgments providing an interpretation


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 119 : paragraphs 1, 7, 10 - 45
  • Directive 75/117 : paragraphs 1, 7, 10, 11
  • Directive 76/207 : paragraphs 1, 7, 10
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -96/80 : paragraphs 11, 37
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 119 -L2 : paragraphs 12, 20, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -12/81 : paragraphs 12, 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -43/75 : paragraphs 17, 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -80/70 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/84 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -318/86 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -109/88 : paragraph 33
  • Directive 79/7 -A07P1LA : paragraph 42
  • Directive 86/378 -A09LA : paragraph 42

Operative part

  • Interprets : EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 119 -L2
  • Interprets : EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 119

Opinion

  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -19/81 : points 9, 13, 24 - 32, 38, 41 - 43
  • Directive 76/207 : points 9 - 12, 26, 38 - 41, 49, 50, 54
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 119 : points 10 - 55
  • Directive 75/117 : points 10, 11, 12
  • Directive 79/7 : point 11
  • Directive 86/378 : points 11, 37, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -96/80 : point 12
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -12/81 : point 14
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -69/80 : points 14, 17, 20, 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -80/70 : points 15, 17, 18, 20, 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -43/75 : points 15, 37, 47, 51
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 119 -L2 : points 16, 23, 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -192/85 : points 17, 20, 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/84 : points 17 - 32
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 117 : points 24 - 32
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 118 : points 24 - 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -149/77 : points 26 - 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -151/84 : points 26, 32, 38, 42, 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -152/84 : points 26, 30, 32, 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -262/84 : points 26, 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -171/88 : points 27, 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -75/82 : point 30
  • Directive 86/378 -A09LA : points 37, 38, 39
  • Directive 79/7 -A07P1LA : points 38, 39, 41, 42
  • Directive 76/207 -A05P1 : points 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 49, 51, 54, 55
  • Directive 86/378 -A04LAT3 : point 39
  • Directive 79/7 -A07 : points 42, 43
  • Directive 76/207 -A01 : point 42
  • Directive 76/207 -A05 : points 42, 43, 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/84 : points 49, 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -372/85 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/86 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -80/86 : points 49, 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -14/83 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -79/83 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -31/87 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -125/88 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -177/88 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -152/84 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -266/81 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -374/87 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/88 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -149/77 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -329/88 : point 53


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 23/09/1988

Date of the Opinion

  • 30/01/1990

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

17/05/1990


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 279 from 29.10.1988, p.14

Judgment: OJ C 146 from 15.06.1990, p.8

Name of the parties

Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. X: ECJ Rules on Pensions Equality, European Industrial Relations Review 1990 nº 198 p.20-21
  2. Sjerps, C.M.: Van doornroosje en haar hardnekkige prins, oftewel: hoe het EG-Hof de pensioenwereld probeert te wekken, Sociaal recht 1990 p.212-217
  3. Barry, Eilis: Occupational Pension Schemes and Equal Pay. A Landmark Decision of the European Court of Justice, Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal 1990 p.178-179 + p.194-195
  4. Curtin, Deirdre: Scalping the Community Legislator: Occupational Pensions and "Barber", Common Market Law Review 1990 p.475-506
  5. X: Revue de jurisprudence sociale 1990 p.553
  6. Deakin, Simon: Equalising Occupational Pension Rights: The Direct Effect of European Community Law, The Cambridge Law Journal 1990 p.408-410
  7. De Vos, Dominique: Les pensions professionnelles ou l'art de l'interrogation, Chroniques de droit social 1990 p.357-363
  8. Traversa, Enrico: Jurisprudência comunitária em matéria de política social no ano de 1990, Revista de Direito e Economia 1990-1993 p.682-687
  9. Colneric, Ninon: Neue Entscheidungen des EuGH zur Gleichbehandlung von Männern und Frauen, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 1991 p.75-79
  10. X: Journal des tribunaux du travail 1991 p.131-132
  11. Mortelmans, K.J.M.: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 1991 p.150-153
  12. Heringa, A.W.: Recente EG-jurisprudentie gelijke behandeling man/vrouw. Gelijke behandeling in pensioenen, Nederlands tijdschrift voor de mensenrechten 1991 p.55-65
  13. Honeyball, Simon ; Shaw, Josephine: Sex, Law and the Retiring Man, European Law Review 1991 p.47-58
  14. X: Recueil Dalloz Sirey 1991 Som. p.130-131
  15. Mok, M.R.: TVVS ondernemingsrecht en rechtspersonen 1991 p.108
  16. Wessels, B.: Sociaal maandblad arbeid 1991 p.386-389
  17. Traversa, Enrico: Jurisprudence communautaire en matière de politique sociale. Année 1990, Revue trimestrielle de droit européen 1991 p.425-439
  18. Bezler, Rudolf ; Fiedler, Manfred: § 6 Satz 1 BetrAVG diskriminiert Männer, Betriebs-Berater 1991 p.2074-2076
  19. Morgenstern, Felice: Du particulier au général: les limites du traitement judiciaire des questions de politique sociale, Revue internationale du travail 1991 p.627-637
  20. X: Periodiek voor sociale verzekering, sociale voorzieningen en arbeidsrecht 1992 p.133-136
  21. Bishop, David: Barber and the Maastricht Protocol, Business Law Brief 1992 March p.11-12
  22. Hudson, David: Some Reflections on the Implications of the Barber Decision, European Law Review 1992 p.163-171
  23. Van Coeverden, M.H.: Enkele gevolgen van de Barber-uitspraak voor pensioenregelingen in Nederland, Gelijke behandeling man/vrouw in aanvullende pensioenregelingen 1992 p.1-13
  24. Loenen, Titia: Rechtspraak vrouwen en recht in 231 uitspraken en annotaties 1992 p.466-473
  25. Gesquiere, Geert ; Van Buggenhout, Bea: Na de Top van Maastricht: brengen de Europese cenakels opheldering over de juiste toepassing van het Barber-arrest van het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Gemeenschap?, Chroniques de droit social 1992 p.271-275
  26. Van den Brink, M.: Barber, een opbouwend arrest? Een inventariserend onderzoek naar de stand van zaken rond artikel 119 EEG-Verdrag, bovenwettelijke pensioenen en het Barber-arrest (een onderzoek in opdracht van de Emancipatieraad), Barber, een opbouwend arrest? (Onderzoek in opdracht van de Emancipatieraad - Den Haag) 1993 September 106 p.
  27. Weichmann, Dieter: Auswirkungen der Entscheidung des EuGH vom 17. Mai 1990 (Rs. C 262/88 Barber/ Guardian Royal Exchange), Dissertation - Universität Augsburg 1993 129 p.
  28. Feenstra, S.: Aanvullende pensioenregelingen: Barber Continued, Euridica 1993 nº 6 p.3-5
  29. Hervey, Tamara K.: Legal Issues concerning the Barber Protocol, Legal Issues of the Maastricht Treaty (Ed. Chancery Law - London) 1994 p.329-337
  30. X: Equality in Occupational Pension Schemes: Still Waiting for Coloroll, Industrial Law Journal 1994 p.155-163
  31. Deakin, Simon: Equality in Pensions Law - The Limits of Barber, The Cambridge Law Journal 1994 p.236-239
  32. Moore, Sarah: "Justice Doesn't Mean a Free Lunch": The Application of the Principle of Equal Pay to Occupational Pension Schemes, European Law Review 1995 p.159-177
  33. Langohr-Plato, Uwe: Auswirkungen des europarechtlichen Lohngleichheitsgrundsatzes auf das deutsche Betriebsrentenrecht, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 1995 p.239-243
  34. De Vos, Marc: La notion de "Rémunération" au sens de l'article 119 du Traité de Rome et son application dans le temps au regard de l'arrêt Barber et des arrêts postérieures de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes, Revue de droit social 1995 p.156-205
  35. Kollatz, Udo: Der Fall "Barber" und die Folgen, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 1995 p.284-289
  36. Kaspers, A.: Europees Hof: "Pensioenaanspraken verjaren niet", Sociaal recht 1998 p.227-228
  37. Rofes i Pujol, María Isabel: Las vicisitudes de la Directiva 86/378/CEE relativa a la aplicación del principio de igualdad de trato entre hombres y mujeres en los regímenes profesionales de seguridad social : la jurisprudencia sentada por el Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas en la sentencia Barber, y sus efectos en el tiempo, Noticias de la Unión Europea 1998 nº 158 p.49-59
  38. Van der Steen, I.: Het BuPo-Comité en het Barber-arrest inzake gelijke pensioenen: reactie van de Nederlandse regering, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 1999 p.320-323
  39. Ene-Gavrilǎ, Elena: Drepturile de pensie ale funcționarilor publici în lumina jurisprudenței CJCE. Articolul 141 din Tratatul CE vs. Directiva 79/7/EEC, Analele Universitǎții din Bucureşti 2009-IV Octombrie-Decembrie p.83-99



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Court of Appeal (England & Wales) - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Social policy

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Mancini

Advocate General

Van Gerven

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Dutch