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Applications of cancellation against the new social security law, concerning the affiliation of pension funds | Print |
Monday, 21 July 2008 13:28

The Notarial Association of Athens, the Union of Editors of Periodical-electronic Press (E.S.P.I.T.) and the companies Shell Ltd, Mirtea SA and Ermis SA, had recourse to the Conseil d’ Etat with applications of cancellation, seeking the cancellation of the decisions of the Minister of Employment and Social Protection, with which Committees of decisive importance (the General Coordinative Committee and the Special Committees of Affiliation) were constituted, according to Law 3655/08, for the affiliation of TAS, TAISIT and TEAKDPYK with the united pension funds of ETAA, ETAP-MME and OAEE respectively. The work of these Committees was fixed at authorisation of the above mentioned law, which, however, appears to break constitutional provisions.

The granting of the jetty’s exclusive use to the petroleum companies | Print |
Monday, 01 October 2007 09:13
The Court of First Instance (Polimeles Protodikeio) with it’s decision (Number 228/2007), regarding the case of the petroleum companies’ appeal against the professional longshoremen of a provincial town was set in favor of the legality of the exclusive use of their own mechanical means and their permanent working personnel for the execution of the liquid fuel’s discharge, without having the obligation to hire the dockers.
The unconstitutionality of the pensions ceiling regarding the former insured bank employees, according to the Decision (Nr. 3014/2007) of the Administrative Court of First Instance in Athens | Print |
Monday, 30 July 2007 09:16
Shortly after the historical decision of the Supreme Special Court, the judges of which, with votes eight in favour and five against, adopted the unanimous decision of the plenum of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) as regards the cancellation of the ceiling in the lump sum benefits of the insured people in the bank sector, the Administrative Court of First Instance, deciding prejudicially (Nr. 3014/2007) on the case of the legal action of a TAPILT pensioner against this Social Security Organisation (as a successor of the pension fund after the amalgamation of TAPILT in the Social Security Institute), is set also in favour of the cancellation in the pensions ceiling, clearing the way for thousands of old pensioners (people insured before 01/01/92) to proceed on legal actions against the illegal curtailment of pensions because of the implementation of the Statutes of their Funds, instead of implementing the article 51 of the Law 2084/92.
Age discrimination | Print |
Thursday, 19 July 2007 09:36
The Law 3304/2005 adopts almost literally the Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. In particular, two types of age discrimination are recognized: a) the direct discrimination that can take place when one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation and b) the indirect discrimination which occurs where an apparent neutral provision, criterion or practice can put persons having a particular age at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons.
Sexual harassment in the workplace | Print |
Monday, 26 February 2007 09:17
Since the adoption of provisions stated in the Directive 2002/73/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, dated 23 September 2002, prohibiting discrimination based on sex as regards access to employment, vocational training, promotion and working conditions, sexual harassment has been considered to be a form of sexual discrimination.

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