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Poland / Supreme Court / I PK 276/13

S.W. v Polish Railways

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Poland / Supreme Court
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

S.W., the plaintiff, sued the Polish Railways claiming that his salary was disproportionaly reduced in comparison to the persons working under his supervision. The plaintiff sued the Polish Railways for 510 PLN (approx. 121 EUR) for each month from 1 January 2008 until 28 February 2011. The District Court granted the plaintiff the amount of 3.600 PLN (approx. 900 EUR) as compensation. The District Court analysing the internal system of salaries decided that the Polish Railways did not sufficiently justify the difference in salaries. The Appeallate Court dismissed the appeal of both parties and upheld the judgement of the first instance court. The plaintiff submitted a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court stating that the wrongful analysis of the anti-discrimination provisions of the Labour Code was a result of a wrongful implementation of the EU Equality Directives.