Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 74 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2017] UKSC 46
Court: Supreme Court

Lady Hale DP, Lord Keer, Lord Reed, Lord Carnwath and Lord Hughes SCJJ

Representation Robin Allen QC, Rachel Crasnow QC and Tamar Burton (instructed by Browne Jacobson LLP) for the appellant.
  John Cavanagh QC, Charles Bourne QC and Rachel Kamm (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Ministry of Justice.
Judgment Dates: 12 July 2017


Pension - Equal treatment in employment and occupation - Part-time worker

The Case

Pension Equal treatment in employment and occupation. The present proceedings considered whether, where a part-time worker had retired after the entry into force of Directive (EC)97-81 (the Directive) and was entitled under that directive, taken together with national law, to an occupational pension based on his length of service, periods of service which had been completed before the Directive had entered into force ought to be taken into account. The Supreme Court held that, in the circumstances, it had to refer a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.

Practice Areas

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