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Moreno v Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) - increased contribution period for part timers in breach of Equal Treatment directive

Spanish legislation precluded from requiring greater contribution period in respect of part timers (predominantly female) for contributory retirement pension

Article 4 of Council Directive 79/7/EEC ('the Directive') on the implementation of principle of equal treatment of male and female workers in matters of social security precluded Spanish legislation requiring a proportionally greater contribution period in respect of part-time workers, who are primarily female, to qualify for a contributory retirement pension.

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