Levez etc v T H Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd (No 2): EAT 1 Oct 1999

The restriction on the awards of compensation for sex discrimination to payments in respect of a period of two years prior to the claim was unlawful. Claims of other natures were not so limited, and this could not be supported, since it was in breach of EC law. The period of only two years in section 2(5) offended against the principle of equivalence under EU law. Compensation could not be so limited. Treaty law is to prevail over national law where there was a conflict.
The Honourable Mr Justice Morison (P)
Times 10-Nov-1999, EAT/311/99, EAT/812/94, [2000] ICR 58
EC Treaty Art 141, Equal Pay Act 1970 2(5)
England and Wales
At ECJLevez v T H Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd ECJ 1-Dec-1998
Regulations debarred a claim after a certain time even where the delay had been because of a deliberate concealment of information by an employer.
Held: Availability of other means of redress was not sufficient to displace this rule.
See AlsoLevez v T H Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd EAT 11-Oct-1996
A party sought to be joined to the case order to appeal it to the Curt of Appeal, and in turn to the European Court of Justice to challenge implementation of a European directive.
Held: Leave to join refused, but leave allowed to appeal . .
See AlsoLevez v T H Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd EAT 6-Nov-1996
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Updated: 10 August 2021; Ref: scu.171399