Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 9 September 2015

Daniel Unland v Land Berlin

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Berlin

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Articles 2, 3(1)(c) and 6(1) — Direct discrimination on grounds of age — Basic salary of judges — Transitional arrangements — Reclassification and subsequent career advancement — Different treatment perpetuated — Justifications

Case C-20/13


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Subject-matter

Request for a preliminary ruling – Verwaltungsgericht Berlin – Interpretation 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) – Scope of application ratione personae – Remuneration of a Member State’s civil servants – National rules providing for different basic pay depending on age

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.01 Equality and non-discrimination
      4.14.01.01 General framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78)
        4.14.01.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.01 Equality and non-discrimination
      4.14.01.01 General framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78)
        4.14.01.01.01 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.01 Equality and non-discrimination
      4.14.01.01 General framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78)
        4.14.01.01.01 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.01 Equality and non-discrimination
      4.14.01.01 General framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78)
        4.14.01.01.01 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.01 Equality and non-discrimination
      4.14.01.01 General framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78)
        4.14.01.01.01 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.05 EU law and national law
    1.05.02 Implementation of EU law within the national legal system
      1.05.02.01 Choice of methods


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 15/01/2013

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

09/09/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 363 from 03.11.2015, p.2

Application: OJ C 86 from 23.03.2013, p.11

Name of the parties

Unland

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Stiebert, Tom ; Thüsing, Gregor: Altersdiskriminierung / Besoldungsrecht, Zeitschrift für europäisches Sozial- und Arbeitsrecht 2013 p.273-276 (DE)
  2. Driguez, Laetitia: Discrimination en raison de l'âge, Europe 2015 Novembre Comm. nº 11 p.39-40 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Verwaltungsgericht Berlin - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Social policy

Provisions of national law referred to

Bundesbesoldungsgesetz (BBesG) (in der Fassung vom 6. August 2002), Paragraphen 28 und 38 Bundesbesoldungsgesetz Berlin (BBesG Bln) Bundesbesoldungsgesetz Berlin (BBesG Bln), Paragraphen 38 und 38a Berliner Besoldungsüberleitungsgesetz (BerlBesÜG), Paragraphen 2, 5, 6 und 7

Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Arabadjiev

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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