Dr David L. Parris v Trinity College Dublin (C-443/15), Opinion of AG KokottPosted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 4 August 2016
Whilst Ireland has a low rate of referral of cases to the Court of Justice, the references have been significant in terms of developing the law in the area of non-discrimination in the workplace.
For example in Hill and Stapleton v Revenue Commissioners (C-243/95) the ECJ, as it was then, was asked to consider whether indirect discrimination on grounds of gender lay in the context of a job share working arrangement, in McKenna v North Western Health Board (C-191/03), the issue which arose for consideration was whether the treatment of pregnancy-related illness in the same way as ordinary illness constituted sex discrimination and more recently in Impact v Minister for Agriculture and Food (C-268/06), the Court of Justice examined the direct effects of certain provisions within the
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