North and others v Dumfries and Galloway Council [2013] UKSC 45

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 45
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Collective agreements; Comparators; Equal pay; EU law; Public sector employees; School support staff; Scotland

The appellants were female support staff employed by the respondent local authority to work in schools and nurseries. They sought to compare themselves with male manual council workers and thus, appealed against a decision that they were not entitled to equal pay. They worked in accordance with the “Blue Book”; they were based at various schools, worked less than 35 hours a week and worked only during school terms. Comparably, the males employed by the local authority operated under the “Green Book”; they were based at specific depots, worked full time and were eligible for bonuses and

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This article is correct at 28/06/2013
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