Wilson v Health & Safety Executive [2009] IRLR 282 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: Length of service as justification for unequal pay

    10 March 2009

    In Wilson v Health and Safety Executive EAT/0050/08, the EAT held that the ECJ decision in Cadman does not prevent the tribunal examining the period to which a length-of-service criterion is referable. This is provided that the employee has raised "serious doubts" about the appropriateness of the criterion to meet the employer's legitimate aim of rewarding experience that delivers improved job performance.

  • Case of the week: Equal pay

    3 February 2009

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers equal pay.

  • Wilson v Health and Safety Executive

    14 January 2009

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has given guidance on when employment tribunals can set aside the general rule that the use of length of service to set pay levels does not have to be objectively justified in order to defeat an equal pay claim.