Levez v TH Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd (No.2) [1999] IRLR 764 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • EAT sets aside back pay limit

    Date:
    1 December 1999

    In Levez v TH Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd (No.2); Hicking v Basford Group Ltd (in receivership) the EAT has ruled that the two-year limit on back pay in s. 2(5) of the Equal Pay Act contravenes Article 119 (now Article 141) of the EC Treaty and is thus unenforceable.

  • Equal pay: Equal pay compensation can be backdated for six years

    Date:
    15 November 1999

    The two-year limitation on backdated compensation contained in s.2(5) of the Equal Pay Act is a restriction on an applicant's right to have a full and effective remedy for breach of the European Community equal pay principle, holds the EAT in Levez v TH Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd (No.2) and Hicking v Basford Group Ltd (in receivership).

  • Equal Pay Act limit set aside

    Date:
    1 November 1999

    In Levez v TH Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd (No.2) and Hicking v Basford Group Ltd (in receivership) EOR88C, the EAT holds that the two-year limit on back pay in s.2(5) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 contravenes Article 119 of the EC Treaty and must be set aside. Successful equal pay complainants can claim back pay for up to six years from the date proceedings were commenced.