KB v National Health Service Pensions Agency and another [2001] 03 PBLR CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transsexuals' pension benefits to ECJ

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In KB v National Health Service Pensions Agency and Secretary of State for Health the Court of Appeal has referred to the European Court of Justice a question as to whether the NHS pension scheme is contravening EU law by excluding a female nurse's female-to-male transsexual partner from the right to a survivor's pension because they are not legally married, although they went through a form of marriage ceremony.

  • Sex discrimination: Lawfulness of inhibition on survivor's pension for transsexual partner referred to ECJ

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In KB v National Health Service Pensions Agency and another, the Court of Appeal refers to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling on the question whether the exclusion of the female-to-male transsexual partner of a female member of the NHS pension scheme, which limits the material dependant's benefit to her widower, constitutes sex discrimination in contravention of Article 141 EC and the Equal Pay Directive.