In Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust
and others (24 June 1996) EOR69C, the EAT rules that claims by
part-time workers seeking retrospective access to occupational pension schemes
are subject to the six-month time limit on presenting complaints and the
two-year limit on arrears of damages.
This was the
appeal in the group of test cases on the claims of over 40,000 part-time
workers who have submitted industrial tribunal applications complaining that
they were unlawfully excluded from occupational pension schemes because
membership of the scheme was dependent upon an employee working a minimum
number of hours each week.