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Associated Employers for equal pay purposes
In Glasgow City Council and others v Unison Claimants and another, the Court of Session in Scotland has upheld an EAT decision that a LLP is a company under the definition of “associated employer” for the purposes of domestic equal pay legislation.
The council transferred some of its service into LLPs, over which it maintained significant control. Consequently the council and the LLPs were considered to be associated employers for the purposes of equal pay, so that female employees who had transferred to the LLPs under TUPE could compare their pay with that of male employees who still worked for the council.
This legal update is provided for general information purposes only and should not be applied to specific circumstances without prior consultation with us.
For further details on any of the issues covered in this update please contact Gemma Ospedale, Partner in Employment on 020 7583 2222
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