Lawrence and others v Regent Office Care Ltd and others [2000] IRLR 608 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Comparator issue to ECJ

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    The Court of Appeal in Lawrence v Regent Office Care has referred to the European Court of Justice questions as to whether employees who are now employed by private contractors, including former employees of a county council, are entitled to bring an equal pay claim relying on Article 141 of the EC Treaty to compare themselves with current employees of the council whose work had been rated as of equal value to their own.

  • Equal pay: Can workers transferred on contracting out compare their pay with that of retained workers?

    Date:
    15 July 2000

    In Lawrence and others v Regent Office Care Ltd and others, the Court of Appeal refers to the European Court of Justice the question of whether or not female workers employed by contractors in the provision of services contracted out by a council can compare their pay with that of male workers in the council's employment whose work is of equal value to theirs.