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