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EU Law Directions

EU Law Directions (7th edn)

Nigel Foster
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date: 17 July 2024

p. 42214. Discrimination lawlocked

p. 42214. Discrimination lawlocked

  • Nigel FosterNigel FosterFRSA


This chapter examines sex discrimination law in the European Union (EU). It analyses the reasons for the original inclusion of sex discrimination in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and discusses the provision of TFEU Articles that aim to promote equality and prohibit discrimination. It evaluates the scope of Article 157 TFEU and explains the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ and ‘work of equal value’. This chapter also considers the expansion of the EU equality law with Article 19 TFEU, the Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, and the Social Security Directive.

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