Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group  IRLR 240 ECJ
Reports relating to this case:
- 2 March 2007
This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.
- 1 July 1990
In Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group (17 May 1990) EOR32A, the European Court of Justice takes the historic decision that a pension paid under a contracted-out occupational scheme falls within the scope of the directly enforceable prohibition against sex discrimination in Article 119 of the EEC Treaty. Discrimination on grounds of sex by employers in setting pensionable ages and in benefits provided is unlawful from the date of the Court's decision.
- 19 June 1990
The European Court of Justice holds that occupational pensions payable under a contracted-out scheme constitute "pay" under Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome, and so must be offered to men and women on equal terms.