The Effect of the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union on Labour and Social Security Law

Start Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
End Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
Category: EU Civil Law, Civil Law European Labour Law
Venue: Spain, Madrid
Country: Spain
Leading organisation: Escuela Judicial, Consejo General del Poder Judicial
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Language(s): Spanish
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 2
Contact: Antonio Marchal and Marta Inocentes
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: + 34 93 406 73 79 or + 34 93 406 73 46

Course Description

The development of the case law of the Court of Justice has been consolidated under an increasingly social umbrella. Rulings on labour policies, the free circulation of workers and the harmonisation of Social Security laws are a constant occurrence. The particular importance of their effect on the work of labour tribunals and judges requires constant updating on the European debate between the CJEU and national judges, particularly after the coming-into-effect of the Lisbon Treaty and the consequent new role played by the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
The seminar aims to offer a full update of matters such as the role of the national judge (Deutsche Lufthansa), primacy and direct effect (Kucukdeveci), sex discrimination (Danosa), age discrimination (Prigge), sexual orientation (Römer), part-time employment, nationality of a Member State (Landtová) and work-time organisation (with Spanish preliminary matters pending), etc.