Ministry of Justice v Dodds [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 31
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Pay
Issues covered: Part-Time Workers; Discrimination


The claimants were full-time salaried judges at various levels.  On occasion, the judges were asked to ‘sit up’ in higher roles.  They received no additional remuneration with it being regarded as part of their salaried role.  The claim was that they were part-time workers when they acted up and that they should not be treated less favourably than their full-time comparators in those higher roles.  As a result, they sought the higher rate of pay when they sat-up.


The Tribunal, at first instance, found that the Judges were part-time workers when they acted up.  Accordingly, the full-time comparator were those Judges who were in the higher

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This article is correct at 22/03/2023

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