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Document 62011CA0124

Joined Cases C-124/11, C-125/11 and C-143/11: Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 6 December 2012 (references for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht — Germany) — Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Karen Dittrich (C-124/11), Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Robert Klinke (C-125/11) and Jörg-Detlef Müller v Bundesrepublik Deutschland (C-143/11) (Equal treatment in employment and occupation — National rules — Assistance granted to public servants in the event of illness — Directive 2000/78/EC — Article 3 — Scope — Concept of ‘pay’ )

OJ C 26, 26.1.2013, p. 5–5 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

26.1.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 26/5


Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 6 December 2012 (references for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht — Germany) — Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Karen Dittrich (C-124/11), Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Robert Klinke (C-125/11) and Jörg-Detlef Müller v Bundesrepublik Deutschland (C-143/11)

(Joined Cases C-124/11, C-125/11 and C-143/11) (1)

(Equal treatment in employment and occupation - National rules - Assistance granted to public servants in the event of illness - Directive 2000/78/EC - Article 3 - Scope - Concept of ‘pay’)

2013/C 26/08

Language of the cases: German

Referring court

Bundesverwaltungsgericht

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: Bundesrepublik Deutschland (C-124/11 and C-125/11), Jörg-Detlef Müller (C-143/11)

Defendants: Karen Dittrich (C-124/11), Robert Klinke (C-125/11), Bundesrepublik Deutschland (C-143/11)

Re:

References for a preliminary ruling — Bundesverwaltungsgericht — Interpretation of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (OJ 2000 L 303, p. 16) — National legislation providing for assistance paid to public servants in case of illness excluding life partners from the members of the family who can be covered by the assistance in question — Equal treatment of workers in a registered partnership and married workers — Scope of Directive 2000/78/EC — Concept of remuneration

Operative part of the judgment

Article 3(1)(c) and 3(3) of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation must be interpreted as meaning that assistance granted to public servants in the event of illness, such as that granted to public servants of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland under the Law on federal public servants (Bundesbeamtengesetz), falls within the scope of that directive if it is the responsibility of the State, as a public employer, to finance it, this being a matter for the national court to determine.


(1)  OJ C 269, 10.09.2011.


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