Methilhill Bowling Club v Hunter [1995] IRLR 232 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination and part-timers: Part-timer can pursue fresh Article 119 claim

    Date:
    1 June 1995

    In Methilhill Bowling Club v Hunter the EAT holds that a part-time employee, whose unfair dismissal complaint originally failed because she did not have the five years' service then necessary under the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 for an employee working between eight and 16 hours per week, can pursue a fresh unfair dismissal claim based on Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome.

  • Part-timer can make fresh claim under Article 119

    Date:
    1 May 1995

    In Methilhill Bowling Club v Hunter (6 February 1995) EOR61C, the EAT rules that a part-time worker whose unfair dismissal claim was rejected on grounds that she did not have the five years' service then necessary for an employee working between eight and 16 hours per week to be able to bring a complaint, was entitled to bring a fresh complaint directly under Article 119 of the EC Treaty.