Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 21 July 2011.

Gerhard Fuchs (C-159/10) and Peter Köhler (C-160/10) v Land Hessen.

References for a preliminary ruling: Verwaltungsgericht Frankfurt am Main - Germany.

Directive 2000/78/EC - Article 6(1) - Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age - Compulsory retirement of prosecutors on reaching the age of 65 - Legitimate aims justifying a difference of treatment on grounds of age - Coherence of the legislation.

Joined cases C-159/10 and C-160/10.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
25/08/2011 Fuchs and Köhler
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2011:508
21/07/2011 Fuchs and Köhler
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:508
21/07/2011 Fuchs and Köhler
Application (OJ)
19/06/2010 Fuchs and Köhler
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2010:261
06/05/2010 Fuchs and Köhler
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2011 I-06919

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Verwaltungsgericht Frankfurt am Main – Interpretation of Art. 6 of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (OJ 2000 L 303, p. 16) – Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age – National rules providing for automatic retirement of civil servants at 65 – Legitimate objectives justifying differences of treatment on grounds of age

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/04/2010

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/07/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Applications: OJ C 161 from 19.06.2010, p.24

Judgment: OJ C 269 from 10.09.2011, p.14

Name of the parties

Fuchs and Köhler

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Driguez, Laetitia: Différence de traitement en raison de l'âge, Europe 2011 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.41-42
  2. Houser, Matthieu: Mise à la retraite d'office et principe de non-discrimination, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2011 p.2303-2307
  3. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2011 nº 522
  4. Lhernould, Jean-Philippe: Clauses guillotine : la Cour de justice peaufine l'édit de tolérance, Revue de jurisprudence sociale 2011 p.758-759
  5. Aubert, Michel ; Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Donnat, Francis: Chronique de jurisprudence de la CJUE. Travail - Discrimination en fonction de l'âge, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2011 p.2347-2348
  6. Tinç, Mehmet: Jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne en matière de droits fondamentaux. CJUE, Fuchs et Köhler, 21 juillet 2011, C-159/10 et C-160/10, L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2011 nº 36 p.62-63
  7. Rolin, Frédérique: Quelques précisions quant à la nature et au régime de justification des discriminations fondées sur l’âge, Revue des affaires européennes 2011 p.609-614
  8. Wachter, Gustav: Judikatur des EuGH zur Altersdiskriminierung im Jahre 2011, Altersdiskriminierung, Jahrbuch 2012 (Ed. Neuer wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Wien) 2012 p.69-70



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Verwaltungsgericht Frankfurt am Main - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Social policy

Provisions of national law referred to

DE - Hessisches Beamtengesetz, Paragraph 50 Abs. 1 und 3

Hessisches Beamtengesetz (HBG), Paragraph 50, Abs. 1 und 3

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lindh

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available