Labour & European Law Review
20 October 2016
According to a TUC analysis of government statistics on hours and earnings, women earn less than men annually at every stage in their careers.
The analysis also found, however, that women over 50 suffer the widest gap, earning just over £85,000 less over the course of this decade than a full-time man.
Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), there is a service provision change (SPC) when activities cease to be carried out by one contractor and are carried out instead by another contractor “on the client’s behalf”. In CT Plus (Yorkshire) CIC v Stagecoach and ors, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that if there is a change in the identity of the client post transfer, there cannot be an SPC.
The law requires prospective tribunal claimants to go through a process of early conciliation (EC) with Acas before they can lodge a claim. In Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd v Morgan, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the EC certificate issued by Acas can cover matters that occur after that date, as long as there is a connection between the matters in dispute at the time of the EC process.