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WOMEN'S groups have slammed as "blatantly sexist" a European court ruling which says employers can pay women less than their male colleagues if they have taken time off to look after their children.
The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) warned last night that the decision by the European Court of Justice would undo 50 years of struggle for equal pay and rights.
The ruling cannot be appealed and is now part of Irish law, although it has yet to be tested.
Joanna McMinn, director of the NWCI, described the ruling as legalising discrimination against women.
"It's very interesting to see that even equal pay legislation can be picked away like this. It means the gains women have made over the last 30 to 50 years are being undone.
"It shows that we should not be complacent when it comes to women's rights and that they need to be protected. There is a backlash against women's equality and this is being seen worldwide."
But the ruling will not be a blow only to women. Men will also be discouraged from taking paternity leave as they fear a loss of earnings, warned Dr McMinn.
Yesterday's landmark ruling, which has taken five years to reach, said employers do not have to justify, on a case-by-case basis, pay structures based on length of service unless a worker can show evidence of explicit unfairness"