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Tribunal chairs are "workers"

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In Perceval-Price and others v Department of Economic Development the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has ruled that employment tribunal chairmen are "workers" who are in "employment" within the meaning of European Community law, and are therefore entitled to bring equal pay and sex discrimination complaints, notwithstanding that they do not fall within the definition of "employment" under domestic equal pay and sex discrimination legislation because they are holders of statutory office.

Mayo Price, the vice-president of the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal, and Monica Davey, a full-time tribunal chairman in Northern Ireland, brought a test case concerning the judicial pension scheme.