Case round-up

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s case round-up Noequal pay claim Lawrence and Others v Regent Office Care Ltd and Others, 2002, All ER(D) 84, ECJThiscase limits the extent to which an employee can use a comparator from adifferent employer to establish an equal pay claim. Theemployees – female cleaning and catering staff – were originally employed byNorth Yorkshire County Council. Some had previously established that their workwas equal in value to that of men employed by the council in other serviceareas.Aftera compulsory tendering process, the cleaning and catering services werecontracted out to private companies, which paid the employees at lower ratesthan the council.Anumber of female employees brought proceedings against their new employers,claiming that Article 141 EC entitled them to claim equal pay with malecomparators who remained employed by the council. The Court of Appeal referred the case to theEuropean Court of Justice, which held that where the differences in pay ofworkers of different sex, performing equalwork or work of equal value cannot beattributed to a single source, this does not fall within the scope of Article141, because no singlebody is responsible for theinequality and can restoreequal treatment. Case round-upOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more