Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Nejvyšší správní soud (Czech Republic) lodged on 18 February 2021 – HJ

(Case C-101/21)

Language of the case: Czech

Referring court

Nejvyšší správní soud

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: HJ

Other party to the proceedings: Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí

Question referred

Does Article 2 of Directive 2008/94/EC 1 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer, in conjunction with Article 12(a) and (c) thereof, preclude [the application of] national case-law according to which a CEO of a trading company is not deemed to be an ‘employee’ for the purpose of the satisfaction of pay claims pursuant to Directive 2008/94/EC, for the sole reason that the CEO as an employee is, at the same time, a member of the statutory body of the same trading company?


1 OJ 2008 L 283, p. 36.