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Disability discrimination case re bridging assistance to redundant workers - Singh Bedi v Germany (2018) (C-312/17) [ECJ] 19.09.18 (Unreported)

Social policy — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Article 2(2) — Prohibition of any discrimination on grounds of disability — Collective agreement on social security — Bridging assistance paid to former civilian employees of the Allied forces in Germany — Termination of the payment of that assistance when the recipient becomes entitled to early payment of a retirement pension for disabled persons under the statutory pension scheme. HELD that bridging assistance paid to a worker who lost his or her job by reason of redundancy, but ceasing once the worker became eligible to receive retirement benefits, was discriminatory under the Equal Treatment Directive if this moment came earlier for disabled than non-disabled workers.

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Category: Employment » Disability discrimination; Redundancy; EC Law. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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