Escribano Vindel v Ministerio de Justicia (2019) (C-49/18) [ECJ] 07.02.19 (Unreported)
Budgetary austerity measures — Reduction of remuneration in the national civil service — Method — Differential impact — Social policy — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Directive 2000/78/EC — Article 2(1) and (2)(b) — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 21 — Judicial independence — Second subparagraph of Article 19(1) TEU.HELD that the reduction of remuneration for members of the judiciary due to budgetary austerity measures which used different percentage reductions for different pay grades, resulting in greater reductions for judges on a lower pay scale, did not appear to constitute discrimination on grounds of age or length of service or infringe the principle of judicial independence.Link to judgment
Category: Employment » Age discrimination; EC Law. Keyword(s): Judiciary. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.