Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others (No.2) [2001] IRLR 237 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    Date:
    2 March 2007

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • Equal value update

    Date:
    1 May 2003

    Kate Godwin charts the recent developments on equal pay and reports on key equal value cases.

  • Firms likely to face claims for sizeable back payments

    Date:
    21 January 2003

    Government consultation setting a six-year limit for equal pay compensation does not go far enough and is likely to be challenged by the European Court of Justice.

  • Two-year limit on pension claims invalid

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others (No.2) the House of Lords has ruled that an employer cannot rely on the two-year limit in s.2(5) of the Equal Pay Act to prevent an applicant from retroactively gaining membership of an occupational pension scheme.

  • Equal pay: Six-month time limit is compatible with Community law

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others (No.2) and Fletcher and others v Midland Bank plc (No.2) the House of Lords holds that the six-month limitation period laid down in s.2(4) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 does not breach the principle of equivalence.

  • Part-timers win retroactive pension rights

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In Preston and others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and others (No.2) (8 February 2001), the House of Lords rules that an employer cannot rely on the two-year limit in s.2(5) of the Equal Pay Act to prevent an applicant from retroactively gaining membership of an occupational pension scheme. Part-time workers who were discriminated against in respect of access to a pension scheme can claim membership in respect of a period of employment back to 8 April 1976 or to the date of commencement of employment, whichever is the later, so long as relevant pension contributions are paid by the employer.