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Case round-up: Part-time workers' pensions

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Court of Appeal rules in part-timer-pension claims

Powerhouse Retail Ltd and others v Burroughs and others, Court of Appeal, 7 October 2004

In December 2003, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) handed down judgment in the case of Preston & Others v Wolverhampton Health Care NHS Trust & Others. It held that first, there is a breach of the Equal Pay Act 1970 in circumstances where pension scheme membership is compulsory for full-time staff but part-time staff are excluded - although not when membership is optional for part-time staff.