EU Directive 79/7/EEC (Social Security)
Date: 19th Nov 1978
The Directive applies to statutory social security schemes (set out in Article 1). Article 4 prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination, in particular with reference to family or marital status with respect to the scope of the schemes and the conditions for accessing them. It specifies that measures for the protection of women on the ground of maternity shall not be affected by the principle of equal treatment.
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