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Employment Lawyers Equal Pay Claims Experience

12 November 2009

The Employment Law Team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers (formally Russell Jones & Walker) in Manchester headed by Senior Lawyer Martin Price has dealt with a large number of equal pay claims by part time workers excluded from occupational pension schemes. 

Much of the work has been multiple claimant litigation in the retail sector which has led to a number of judicially significant decisions including Betts and Others V Boots and Abbott & Others V Littlewoods, read more here. 

This matter was listed for hearing in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on 21st July 2009 in order to revisit the issue in light of European Law. The EAT appeal succeeded and permission was granted to run the argument, that delay or failure to join the scheme is no bar to success. The tribunal is due to hear this argument in a hearing beginning on 19th October 2009.