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Walker v Innospec Ltd and Others: SC 12 Jul 2017

The claimant appealed against refusal of his employer’s pension scheme trustees to include as a recipient of any death benefit his male civil partner. Held: The appeal succeeded. The salary paid to Mr Walker throughout his working life was precisely the same as that which would have been paid to a heterosexual man. There was … Continue reading Walker v Innospec Ltd and Others: SC 12 Jul 2017

Visciano v Istituto nazionale della previdenza soziale: ECJ 16 Jul 2009

ECJ Social policy Protection of workers Insolvency of employer Directive 80/987/EEC Obligation to pay all outstanding claims up to a pre-established ceiling Nature of an employee’s claims against a guarantee institution Limitation period C.W.A. Timmermans, P [2009] EUECJ C-69/08 – O, ECLI:EU:C:2009:468, C-69/08 Bailii Directive 80/987/EEC Citing: Opinion – Visciano v Istituto nazionale della previdenza … Continue reading Visciano v Istituto nazionale della previdenza soziale: ECJ 16 Jul 2009

Chester, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 16 Oct 2013

The two applicants were serving life sentences for murder. Each sought damages for the unlawful withdrawal of their rights to vote in elections, and the failure of the British parliament to take steps to comply with the judgment. Held: The appeals failed.Lord Mance summarised the reasons for his conclusions: ‘(A) Human Rights Act In respect … Continue reading Chester, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 16 Oct 2013

Tumer v Raad van bestuur van het Uitvoeringsinstituut werknemersverzekeringen: ECJ 12 Jun 2014

ECJ Opinion – Preliminary ruling – Directive 80/987/EEC – Directive 2002/74/EC – Protection of employees in case of insolvency of the employer – Employed a third State not holding a valid residence permit – Right the wage guarantee Yves Bot AG C-311/13, [2014] EUECJ C-311/13 – O, [2014] EUECJ C-311/13 Bailii, Bailii Directive 80/987/EEC, Directive … Continue reading Tumer v Raad van bestuur van het Uitvoeringsinstituut werknemersverzekeringen: ECJ 12 Jun 2014

Stroumpoulis and Others (Judgment): ECJ 25 Feb 2016

ECJ Judgment – Reference for a preliminary ruling – Directive 80/987/EEC – Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer – Scope – Outstanding wage claims of seamen working on board a vessel flying the flag of a non-member country … Continue reading Stroumpoulis and Others (Judgment): ECJ 25 Feb 2016

Houldsworth and Another v Bridge Trustees Ltd and Another: SC 27 Jul 2011

The court was asked as to the dividing line, for regulatory purposes, between defined benefit (normally earnings-related) schemes and defined contribution (or money purchase) schemes. The Secretary of State asserted that some methods used to calculate benefits took the schemes outside the definition of ‘money purchase benefits’ in section 181(1) of the 1993 Act. Held: … Continue reading Houldsworth and Another v Bridge Trustees Ltd and Another: SC 27 Jul 2011