Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 1487
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Age Discrimination

The claimant is employed as a probation officer by an executive agency of the defendant.  The challenge was in relation to the agency’s pay progression policy, where there had been a limitation imposed post-economic downturn in 2010.  The previous policy allowed probation officers to progress three pay points per year, yet the new policy only allowed one pay point progression per year. The argument raised by the claimant was that it would take younger employees significantly longer to get to the top of the pay band compared to the older employees who had already been able to avail of the older policy thus giving them greater pay and pension benefits. 

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This article is correct at 16/11/2020
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