Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 24 November 2016

David L. Parris v Trinity College Dublin and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Labour Court, Ireland

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Directive 2000/78/EC — Article 2 — Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and age — National pension scheme — Payment of a survivor’s benefit to the civil partner — Condition — Partnership contracted before the 60th birthday of the member of the scheme — Civil partnership — Not possible in the Member State concerned before 2010 — Existing stable relationship — Article 6(2) — Justification of differences of treatment on grounds of age

Case C-443/15


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/01/2017 Parris
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2016:897
24/11/2016 Parris
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2016:897
24/11/2016 Parris
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2016:493
30/06/2016 Parris
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Application (OJ)
09/10/2015 Parris
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

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)
        4.14.01.01.00 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)
        4.14.01.01.00 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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 13/08/2015

Date of the Opinion

  • 30/06/2016

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

24/11/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 30 from 30.01.2017, p.11

Application: OJ C 354 from 26.10.2015, p.24

Name of the parties

Parris

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Monjal, Pierre-Yves: David L. Parris c. Trinity College Dublin e.a., Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2017 nº 1 p.177-182 (FR)
  2. Wilhelm, Bernd ; Angel, Vanessa: Spätehenklauseln und kein Ende : An das Alter 60 anknüpfende Spätehenklauseln laut EuGH doch wirksam, Der Betrieb 2017 p.912 (DE)
  3. Moizard, Nicolas: La CJUE limite la reconnaissance de la discrimination multiple, Revue de droit du travail 2017 n°4 p.267-268 (FR)
  4. Daniel, Élise: Deux petits arrêts rendus en grande chambre . - À propos des arrêts du 14 mars 2017 sur le port du voile en entreprise, Europe 2017 Avril nº 05 p.5-10 (FR)
  5. Schiek, Dagmar: Intersektionelle Diskriminierung vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof – Ein erster verfehlter Versuch?, Europäische Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht 2017 p.408-417 (DE)
  6. Takis, Athanasios: Armenopoulos 2017 p.149-151 (EL)
  7. Möschel, Mathias: The Common Foreign Security Policy after Rosneft: Still imperfect but gradually subject to the rule of law, Common Market Law Review 2017 p.1835–1852 (EN)
  8. Tryfonidou, Alina: Another failed opportunity for the effective protection of the rights of same-sex couples under Eu law : Parris v Trinity College Dublin and Others, Anti-Discrimination Law Review 2017 N°2 p.83-95 (EN)
  9. Atrey, Shreya: Illuminating the CJEU’s Blind Spot of Intersectional Discrimination in Parris v Trinity College Dublin, Industrial Law Journal 2018 p. 278–296 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Labour Court - Ireland

Subject-matter

  • Principles, objectives and tasks of the Treaties
  • Social policy

Provisions of national law referred to

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004 Pensions Act, 1990 Pensions Act, 1990 Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010 Civil Partnership (Recognition of Registered Foreign Relationships) Order, 2010 (S.I. No. 649/2010)

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Silva de Lapuerta

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German