Intended for healthcare professionals

Career Focus


BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:S3b-7122

Two rulings from the European Court of Justice (IDS Brief 600/1997;8) support the principle that professional advancement should be awarded on the basis of objective justification rather than time served. Two German civil servants were denied promotion because local employment procedures devalued their part time service. The court called for it to be shown that the number of hours worked correspond to the experience gained. Should all training posts have an experience/time index?

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