European Employment Law Cases

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2020/8 Right of temporary workers to the same pay for the same work (LT)

Keywords Temporary agency work, Other forms of discrimination
Authors Vida Petrylaitė
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371240 Vida Petrylaitė
Vida Petrylaitė is an associate professor at Vilnius University.
  • Abstract

      On 20 June 2019, Vilnius Regional Court in Lithuania (instance of appeal) delivered a decision in a case where the applicants claimed that a temporary employment agency, UAB Manpower Lit (the ‘Agency’), which recruited temporary workers (‘claimants’) for the European Institute for Gender Equality (‘EIGE’), paid them lower salaries than permanent staff. It was ruled that the Agency had discriminated against these workers by paying them lower salaries than they would have received if they had been recruited directly by EIGE. The Court also ordered the payment of pay arrears for a certain period to the temporary staff.

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