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ECJ judgment on meaning of "night work" - González Castro v Mutua Umivale and others (C-41/17) [ECJ] 19.09.18 (Unreported)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 92/85/EEC — Articles 4, 5 and 7 — Protection of the safety and health of workers — Worker who is breastfeeding — Night work — Shift work performed in part at night — Risk assessment of her work — Prevention measures — Challenge by the worker concerned — Directive 2006/54/EC — Article 19 — Equal treatment — Discrimination on grounds of sex — Burden of proof. HELD that pregnant workers, new mothers or those breastfeeding who work shifts, some of which are night shifts, must be regarded as performing night work and enjoy specific protection against any potential risks posed by such work.

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Category: Employment » Health and safety at work; Pregnancy. Keyword(s): Breastfeeding. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation; Crime.
Source: European Union.

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