In Slack and others v Cumbria County Council and Equality and Human Rights Commission sub nom Cumbria County Council v Dow (No.2)  IRLR 463 CA, the Court of Appeal held that employees engaged on consecutive contracts for the same work, and on the same terms, apart from a reduction in hours, were in a "stable employment relationship" for the purposes of time limits under the Equal Pay Act 1970.
The Court of Appeal has held that employees whose contract had been varied were employed in a stable employment relationship. The change to their terms did not have the effect of triggering the time limit for equal pay claims. Therefore their claims were in time.
The materials and information included in the XpertHR service are provided for reference purposes only. They are not intended either as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or other advice with respect to particular circumstances. Use of the service is subject to our terms and conditions.
Reed Business Information Limited trading as XpertHR is an Appointed Representative of Abbey Protection Group Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.