HM Land Registry v McGlue [2013] UKEAT /0435/11/RN

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT /0435/11/RN
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Compensation; Indirect Sex Discrimination; Voluntary Severance Payment

In 2008, the Land Registry, in response to tightening budgets, opted to merge a number of its offices and reduce its staff levels accordingly. As an incentive to take voluntary severance, an early release scheme was devised, for which Mrs McGlue expressed an interest in 2009. At the time of her expression of interest, she was on a career break which was not due to end until 2013.

The Tribunal found, importantly, that upon reasonable notice, which would be in the nature of about a month, she could apply to return to her pre-existing work and would be entitled to do so. After her expression of interest was received, managers decided to exclude from the scheme those on career breaks who were

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This article is correct at 28/03/2013

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