1 BvR 774/02

The Court held that it was unconstitutional to require an attorney without earnings to continue to make compulsory pension contributions during time taken out to care for children (up to the age of three years). Requiring such compulsory pension contributions was viewed as in breach of the right to equal treatment enshrined in the German constitution because it disproportionately affects women who are in the vast majority of cases the ones taking time out to care for small children.

Year 

2005

Institution 

Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht)

Avon Center work product 

ID 

892