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Equal pay: job change does not determine whether stable working relationship ended (Barnard v Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority)

Equal pay: job change does not determine whether stable working relationship ended (Barnard v Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority)
Published on: 07 January 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Equal pay: job change does not determine whether stable working relationship ended (Barnard v Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority)
  • What are the practical implications of this judgment?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • The decision of the first employment tribunal
  • The decision of the first EAT
  • The decision of the second employment tribunal
  • What did the EAT decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

Employment analysis: When assessing the date when a stable working relationship ended (for the purpose of assessing whether or not a relevant equal pay claim has been brought in time), the fact that the claimant has changed roles is relevant, but is only one factor, to be seen in context, and should not be considered to be a determining factor. Even a significant difference in the type of work undertaken need not necessarily mean that the relationship had been brought to an end, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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