The Concept of “Worker” in European Law: Review of the Recent Case Law of the European Court of Justice
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- May 10, 2019
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the concept of worker is not unknown in EU Law, but there is no uniform definition of it. A first definition was given by the ECJ in the arrest Lawrie Blum in 1986. The concept of worker is used inter alia to distinguish the scope of application of the freedom of establishment of article 49 of the TFEU and the freedom to provide services of article 56 on one hand, and the free movement of workers of article 45 on the other hand. Van Peijpe in 2012 analysed two arrests, Jany and Van der Steen, which diverged quite strongly from the conditions from arrest Lawrie Blum My intend is to find if these arrests remained isolated and if Lawrie Blum was generalised by the Court in these matters through a case study of the Court case law between 2013 and 2018.