Official Journal of the European Union

C 128/21

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austria) lodged on 27 February 2008 — David Hütter v Technische Universität Graz

(Case C-88/08)

(2008/C 128/36)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Oberster Gerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: David Hütter

Defendant: Technische Universität Graz

Question referred

Are Articles 1, 2 and 6 of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation to be understood as precluding national legislation (1) (here: Paragraphs 3(3) and 26(1) of the Austrian Vertragsbedienstetengesetz 1948 (1948 Law on contractual employees)) which excludes accreditable previous service from being taken into account in the determination of the reference date for salary increments in so far as such service was completed before the person concerned reached the age of 18 years?

(1)  OJ 2000 L 303, p. 16.