Employment law cases

Allen and others v GMB [2008] IRLR 690 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Trade union indirectly discriminated against members

    15 September 2008

    In Allen and others v GMB [2008] IRLR 690, the Court of Appeal held that a trade union indirectly discriminated against a group of its members where its aim was to secure pay protection and future pay for employees, but its means of achieving this aim - persuading women with historic equal pay claims to settle them disadvantageously - were disproportionate.