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Reaction of the Belgian Institute for the Equality of Rights between Women and Men to the recent ECJ decision

March 2nd 2011
The Belgian Institute for Equality between Women and Men have expressed their delight over the decision of the ECJ in the ’Test-Achats" case. This marks an advance in equality between women and men both from the point of view of community law and the expected internal repercussions.

In 2010, 14% of complaints received by the Institute’s freephone number concerned the field of insurance. This trend (between 10% and 14% of the total number of their complaints) has been maintained since 2007.

Director of the Institute, Michel Pasteel, stated “We are convinced that this decision reinforces the principle of non discrimination and its implementation accross all fields of law, including the insurance industry”.