Pay progression

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  • Basic pay and benefits: local authority

    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect that the new national pay scale is in force from 1 April 2017.

  • Pay progression

    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Equal pay: The use of a length-of-service criterion was justified for a period of five years only

    14 December 2009
    Law reports

    In Wilson v Health and Safety Executive [2009] EWCA Civ 1074 CA, the Court of Appeal agreed with the EAT that the ECJ decision in Cadman allows a tribunal to examine the practical application, as well as the adoption, of a length-of-service criterion in a pay scheme. However, the EAT had set the threshold for establishing the requisite "serious doubts" about the criterion too high. To challenge the particular use of such a criterion, "the employee only has to show that there is evidence from which, if established at trial, it can properly be found that the general rule" that such a criterion is appropriate "does not apply".

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