Tribunal watch: Interest payable in equal pay claim

Female employees at North Lanarkshire Council are claiming they are paid less than men in comparable jobs. Photo: REX
Female employees at North Lanarkshire Council are claiming they are paid less than men in comparable jobs. Photo: REX

A Scottish employment tribunal has held that 300 North Lanarkshire Council employees who are claiming equal pay will be able to claim interest on back pay if their claims are successful. Stephen Simpson rounds up employment tribunal decisions reported in the previous week.

Equal pay ruling against North Lanarkshire Council The long-running battle over equal pay for women council workers has taken a new twist.

Lawyers, representing 300 employees at North Lanarkshire Council, have won their case regarding interest on back pay if the claims are successful, reports the BBC.

The workers will not, however, be able to recover compensation for injury to feelings.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Croydon University Hospital hires “£5,000 per day” QC to fight tribunal’s damning whistleblower verdict Croydon University Hospital has hired a QC who charges between £4,000 and £5,000 a day to help appeal a tribunal’s verdict that it sacked a senior doctor for whistleblowing, says the Croydon Advertiser.

Council sacking “debacle” has cost Walsall taxpayers millions The Walsall Advertiser reports that millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash has been spent on matters surrounding the sacking of Walsall Council’s former social care boss.

Oxford University college bursar unfairly sacked, tribunal rules The Oxford Times reports that an employment tribunal has ruled that a sacked Oxford University college bursar was unfairly dismissed.

Lombard Odier wins £2.7 million legal row with ex-hedge fund manager A Lombard Odier whistleblower, who accused the firm of unfair dismissal and mismanagement of client money, has lost his legal battle against the private bank, says Citywire.

Ex-Punch employee loses unfair dismissal claim A former employee of Punch Taverns has lost a tribunal case in which he had accused the pub company of unfair dismissal and detriment following whistleblowing, according to the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.

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