Japan's Supreme Court says a gender gap provision discriminatory against men is constitutional

By JIJI, Kyodo, 22 March 2017
The Supreme Court has found that an existing gender gap in eligibility for receiving a survivor’s pension under the law on local public servants’ compensation does not violate the Constitution. The law limits the pension eligibility for men to those aged 55 or older but sets no age limit for women. In the first judgment of its kind on the issue, the top court’s Third Petty Bench on Tuesday d[...] Read more here: Japan Times


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