This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: disciplinary hearings and dismissal hearings; and equal pay in TUPE transfers.
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Kate Godwin charts the recent developments on equal pay and reports on key equal value cases.
In our latest round-up of decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), we look at cases on equal pay, the principle of equal treatment as related to working conditions, the meaning of a transfer for the purposes of the business transfers Directive and, finally, guarantee payments to employees following the insolvency of their employers.
In an equal pay case brought by a female cleaner, an employment tribunal has rejected the employer's claim that its grading system justified a pay differential, saying it found no objective justification for the different grading.
A black job applicant appointed to a lower grade than the one he had been interviewed for was discriminated against on grounds of race, rules a London South employment tribunal (Chair: I MacInnes) in Afolabi v London Borough of Southwark.
A black worker who faced "a culture of prejudice" because of his race was unlawfully discriminated against when the council failed to upgrade his post to the level of equivalent posts occupied by white comparators, holds a London South employment tribunal (Chair: I MacInnes) in Afolabi v London Borough of Southwark.
In Evesham v North Hertfordshire Health Authority the Court of Appeal has ruled that the terms of a successful equal value complainant should mirror those of her comparator.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and grading systems.