Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2000] IRLR 506 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • ECJ rules in favour of part-timers' pension rights

    Date:
    1 July 2000

    In Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others (16 May 2000) EOR92A, the European Court of Justice rules that s.2(5) of the Equal Pay Act, which provides that a claimant's entitlement to join an occupational pension scheme is limited to a period which starts to run two years prior to the commencement of equal pay proceedings in connection with the claim, contravenes European Community law.

  • Equal pay: Limitation of right to retroactive membership of pension scheme is contrary to Community law

    Date:
    1 June 2000

    Community law precludes a national procedural rule which provides that a claimant's pensionable service is to be calculated only by reference to service after a date falling no earlier than two years prior to the date of the claim, rules the European Court of Justice in Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others and Fletcher and others v Midland Bank plc.

  • In court 1999

    Date:
    1 January 2000

    Our 10th annual round-up of court and tribunal cases concerning pensions and retirement issues encompasses 38 judgments. Last year saw some important decisions, but fewer cases overall than in recent years.