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  • Date:
    1 December 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Maternity questions referred to ECJ

    Whether the civil service maternity scheme conditions are in breach of EC law is to be determined by the European Court of Justice following a reference by a Manchester industrial tribunal (Chair: A F W Woolley) in Boyle and others v Equal Opportunities Commission.

  • Date:
    1 December 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    European Community law: Tribunals cannot hear Francovich claims

    An industrial tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear a "Francovich" claim for damages against the state for its failure properly to implement EC law, holds the EAT in Secretary of State for Employment v Mann and others.

  • Date:
    1 July 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    No exemplary damages under EC law

    In Ministry of Defence v Meredith (5 May 1995) EOR62C, the EAT rules that there is no right to exemplary damages for sex discrimination in a claim based on Community law.

  • Date:
    1 December 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    No hours bar on unfair dismissal claims

    In Clifford v Devon County Council the EAT has ruled that public sector employees are eligible to bring an unfair dismissal complaint, by using EC law, even though they work less than eight hours per week.

  • Date:
    1 September 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Compensation for unintentional indirect discrimination

    Compensation for unintentional indirect sex discrimination is payable under the Equal Treatment Directive, rules a London South industrial tribunal (Chair: E R Donnelly) in Tickle v Governors of Riverview CF School and Surrey County Council.

  • Date:
    1 September 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Impact test to ECJ

    The European Court of Justice has been asked by an Ashford industrial tribunal (Chair: G W Davis) in Rudling v PSA Services and another to rule on the proper test to be applied under EC law in order to determine whether a practice has a disparate impact upon women.

  • Date:
    1 July 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    UK remedy precludes EC law claim

    In Blaik v The Post Office (16 November 1993) EOR56D, the EAT rules that a complaint cannot be brought directly under the EEC Equal Treatment Directive where there is a sufficient remedy under the British Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Date:
    1 March 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Article 119 time limit

    In Rankin v British Coal Corporation (7 December 1992) EOR48B, the EAT holds that a time limit must be imposed upon equal pay claims brought directly under Article 119 of the EEC Treaty.

  • Date:
    1 March 1992
    Type:
    Law reports

    Directive not enforceable against 100% State-owned company

    In Doughty v Rolls-Royce plc (19 December 1991) EOR42B, the Court of Appeal interprets Foster v British Gas plc to hold that the appellant could not rely on the Equal Treatment Directive to challenge her dismissal based on a discriminatory retirement age, notwithstanding that the State was the sole shareholder in the company at the relevant time.

  • Date:
    1 March 1992
    Type:
    Law reports

    SDA procedures apply to EEC claims

    In Livingstone v Hepworth Refractories plc (5 December 1991) EOR42C, the EAT holds that the procedures of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, including those governing time limits and restrictions on contracting-out, should be applied to claims brought directly under EEC law.

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