Kalanke v Freie Hansestadt Bremen


1995. EU labour law case. positive action

this was later qualified by another case concerning Land Nordrhein Westfalen

Mr Kalanke and a woman were shortlisted for promotion to a position in the city;s parks adminsitration

the city”s rules said if two candidat were equally well qualified and one was female then the famle would be sleected. the objcribe of this was to redress the gender imbalance in management psotions’

Kalanke took action about this

Kalankae said he was being discriminated against in a way that breached an EU directive

AG tesauro said it would be unlawful.

The ECJ ruled this was gender discrimination agains tht wEqual Treatment Directive but this could be allowed if there was a derogation for the laudable aim of advancing women



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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