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South Lanarkshire Council v The Scottish Information Commissioner [2013] UKSC 55

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 55
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Freedom of Information Act; Data Protection Act; Equal Pay; Natural Justice

An employee of South Lanarkshire Council made a number of requests under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for information from the Council. He wanted to know how many of their employees in a particular post were placed at 10 particular points on the Council’s pay scales. His underlying purpose was to find out whether the Council’s pay gradings favoured work traditionally done by men. He did not want to know the names of the employees concerned. The Council refused his request on the ground that to comply with it would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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This article is correct at 09/08/2013
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