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Difference in age-related contractual redundancy payment contravenes Article 119

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    Hammersmith & Queen Charlottes Special Health Authority v Cato [1987] IRLR 483 EAT (0 other reports)

In Hammersmith & Queen Charlottes Special Health Authority v Cato (9.9.87) EOR17A, the EAT rules that a contractual redundancy payment which followed the statutory redundancy payment scheme by proportionately reducing payments for women over age 59, but not reducing payments for men until they were over age 64, contravenes the equal pay requirements of Article 119 of the EEC Treaty. Following this decision, the Government has announced that it will legislate to equalise statutory redundancy payment provisions between men and women.