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Supreme Court ruling on judges’ pay suspended after Constitutional Court accepts case

Supreme Court ruling on judges’ pay suspended after Constitutional Court accepts case

Supreme Court ruling on judges’ pay suspended after Constitutional Court accepts case

The Bratislava Regional Court has deferred judgement in the case of a salary discrimination lawsuit brought by a judge, Ondrej Gáborík, pending a decision by the Constitutional Court. Gáborík is one of about 700 who have filed discrimination lawsuits in which they are claiming a total of around €70 million from the state in compensation, arguing that their lower salaries compared to colleagues serving in the former Special Court (set up to focus on cases involving organised crime and high-profile criminals) constituted discrimination.

Justice Ministry spokesperson Peter Bubla said that the Constitutional Court had accepted for consideration a complaint by the Slovak Republic, represented by the Justice Ministry. It also accepted the ministry’s proposal to postpone the enforceability of an August 2010 Supreme Court decision in favour of the judges, until the day when its decision on the constitutional complaint lodged by the ministry comes into effect. The postponement of enforceability means in practice that the Bratislava Regional Court could not continue proceedings in Gáborík’s lawsuit.

Source: SITA, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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