The Regional Court in Poznań restored pensions to further former officers of the uniformed services in the period before 1990

The Regional Court in Poznań restored pensions to further former officers of the uniformed services in the period before 1990

The Regional Court in Poznań, having considered the appeals filed by attorney Jan Dudzik and attorney-at-law Joanna Zielińska, handed down successive judgments by virtue of which it restored to former officers of the uniformed services in the period before 1990 the pension benefits of which they had been deprived under the so-called “Pensions Act” of 2017.

The favourable rulings confirm the position presented by the Firm’s lawyers that it is unacceptable to apply financial repression to former officers of uniformed services solely on the grounds that they worked for the state apparatus in the period prior to the change of the Polish state system, i.e. before 1990.

The judgements issued by the Regional Court in Poznań in the above-cited cases concerned middle-level employees, performing their tasks in the passport and archive departments.

In the Court’s view, the scope of the activities performed by the Clients of the Law Firm in their positions meant that there were no grounds for assuming that they performed tasks which, under the so-called “Pensions Act”, could constitute grounds for a reduction of their pension benefits.

The position presented by attorney Jan Dudzik and attorney-at-law Joanna Zielińska that each reduction of these benefits should be assessed on the basis of all the circumstances of the case, in particular the individual conduct of the officers, which is guaranteed by the constitutional principle of equality and non-discrimination, was therefore confirmed.

The remaining several dozen appeals filed by the Law Firm on behalf of its Clients are still pending before the Poznań and Warsaw courts.

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