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St Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others

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    St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council v Derbyshire and others [2007] IRLR 540 HL (4 other reports)

    • Disability case law update

      Date:
      29 May 2008

      This article looks at recent key disability discrimination judgments, and their implications for employers. Issues considered include discrimination by association, whether or not a failure to consult over reasonable adjustments or to conduct an assessment is, in itself, a breach of the disability discrimination legislation, and the definition of disability.

    • Victimisation: Employer went beyond what was reasonable

      Date:
      11 July 2007

      In St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council v Derbyshire and others [2007] IRLR 504 HL, the House of Lords held that an employer that wrote to a number of equal pay litigants and their colleagues warning of potential job losses if they continued with their claims victimised them contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

    • Victimisation is subjective

      Date:
      1 June 2007

      The House of Lords has established, in St Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others (25 April 2007), that when determining whether an employer's conduct amounts to victimisation, it must be considered from the alleged victim's perspective.

    • Case of the week: Pressurising claimants amounts to victimisation

      Date:
      8 May 2007

      This week's case of the week, provided by Dundas & Wilson, covers victimisation for making an equal pay claim.

equal pay claims | letters warning of job losses | victimisation

In St Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others [2007] UKHL 16 HL, the House of Lords has held that a council victimised school catering staff bringing equal pay claims by sending letters to them stating that continuing to pursue their claims could lead to redundancies.

A large number of female catering staff who provided school dinners and worked for St Helens Borough Council brought equal pay claims.