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Greece / Council of State / 1113/2014

A natural person v the Minister of Justice

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Council of State
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
20/03/2014

Key facts of the case:

The Ministry of Justice rejected the petition of the applicant, a judge, for a 9 months paternal leave on the grounds that according to national legislation, a male employee of the public sector is not eligible for this kind of leave in case that the wife is not working unless she is facing health issues. The applicant claimed that the national legislation is not compatible with the Charter’s provisions, a fact which the judge who introduced the case accepted that needs further investigation.