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2021/18 Fixed-term singers not comparable to permanent singers at the Royal Danish Theatre (DK)

Keywords Fixed-Term Work, Other Forms of Discrimination
Authors Christian K. Clasen
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Christian K. Clasen
Christian K. Clasen is a partner at Norrbom Vinding, Copenhagen.
  • Abstract

      In a recent case, the Danish Supreme Court addressed the question of what constitutes a comparable permanent employee in relation to discrimination against fixed-term employees. The Supreme Court ruled that even though the two groups of fixed-term and permanent singers at the Royal Opera Chorus of the Royal Danish Theatre performed almost the same tasks, their positions were not comparable as the singers’ qualifications and skills were different and, for this reason, the difference in terms and conditions was not discriminatory.

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