Slack and others v Cumbria County Council and Equality and Human Rights Commission sub nom Cumbria County Council v Dow (No.2) [2009] IRLR 463 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: Successive contracts were part of a "stable employment relationship"

    Date:
    29 June 2009

    In Slack and others v Cumbria County Council and Equality and Human Rights Commission sub nom Cumbria County Council v Dow (No.2) [2009] 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.

  • Slack and others v Cumbria County Council (intervener Equality and Human Rights Commission)

    Date:
    22 April 2009

    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.