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CJEU Case C-96/17 / Opinion

Gardenia Vernaza Ayovi v Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Advocate General
Type:
Opinion
Decision date:
25/01/2018
ECLI:
ECLI:EU:C:2018:43

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Fixed-term employment — Directive 1999/70/EC — ETUC-UNICE-CEEP— framework agreement on fixed-term work — Principle of non-discrimination against fixed-term workers — Concept of employment conditions — Worker’s right to reinstatement in the event of unlawful disciplinary dismissal — Fixed-term employment contract in the form of a temporary replacement contract — Employment contract in the public sector — Difference in treatment in relation to permanent workers — Non-permanent contract of indefinite duration within the meaning of Spanish law.

Outcome of the case:

In the light of the foregoing submissions, I propose that the Court respond as follows to the request for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado de lo Social No 2 de Terrassa (Labour Court No 2, Terrassa, Spain):

Clause 4(1) of the Framework Agreement on Fixed-Term Work annexed to Directive 1999/70/EC is to be interpreted as meaning that discrimination against fixed-term workers in the public sector is present where those workers generally have no statutory right to reinstatement in the event of the unlawful termination of their employment relationship by their employer, whereas permanent public servants do benefit from such a right to reinstatement.