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CJEU judgment re "vertical" part-time workers - Espadas Recio v Servicio Publico de Empleo Estatal (SPEE) (2017) (C-98/15) [ECJ] 09.11.17 (Unreported)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 97/81/EC — Framework Agreement on part-time work concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC — Clause 4 — Male and female workers — Equal treatment in matters of social security — Directive 79/7/EEC — Article 4 — ‘Vertical’ part-time worker — Unemployment benefit — National legislation excluding days not worked from the contribution period for the purpose of establishing the duration of the benefit. HELD that in the case of 'vertical' part-time work, Member States may not excluded days not worked from the calculation of days in respect of which contributions had been paid, and therefore reduced the unemployment benefit payment period, when it was established that the majority of vertical part-time workers were women who were adversely affected by such legislation.

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Category: Employment » Part-time workers; EC Law. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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