North Lanarkshire Council Equal Pay Claims
Equal Pay Claim News
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While claims are being transferred from AC to MSHB a window of opportunity has opened for new clients to get signed up. If you wish to sign
up for the NLC Equal pay claim please click on this link and complete the
Dallas McMillan - Procedural hearing to take place on the 15/11/2017
Aberdein Considine - As expected this claim will now be taken to the Employment Tribunal and as such all claims will be transferred to Miller
Samuel Hill Brown who are ET specialists.
You will receive a letter from Aberdein Considine explaining the transfer and a letter from Miller Samuel Hill Brown which will include a transfer
form. You will need to complete the transfer form and return it to Miller Samuel Hill Brown for your claim to continue. Miller Samuel Hill Brown
are highly versed in Employment Law matters particularly Employment Tribunals. You will therefore be in safe hands as we progress
this matter forward.
Dallas McMillan - are still waiting on the ET to assign a procedural hearing. The delay is caused by the fact that the ET are still combining
all the cases. Hopefully will have an update within next few weeks.
Dallas McMillan - All claims are with the Employment Tribunal and we are waiting
on a procedural hearing date being assigned.
Aberdein Considine - All claims have now been intimated and the council have agreed
to treat them as a collective grievance.
The letter regarding the Council's late-running job evaluation (JE) review, Page
which contains the following paragraph
"For equal pay claimants, in accordance with the terms of settlement agreed with
your representative, you will receive a separate payment based on your new grade
to reflect the period from 1 April 2015 to 8 June 2016. This will be progressed
in conjunction with your legal representative and will represent the final part
of your Settlement Agreement. Every effort will be made to progress this payment
as early as possible."
What this means is that when you receive your offer the difference will already
be included. The claimants from last year are receiving an extra payment to bring
them up to the 08/06/2016.
The Scottish Public Pensions Agency have ruled that the NLC equal pay claim payments
are not negotiated
compensation and are therefore pensionable also that SPPA said the council must
pay the income
tax and national insurance on the second wave of back pay, as well as employer pension
Dallas McMillan - All claims have been lodged with the Employment Tribunal. The
Employment Tribunal are serving the papers on the North Lanarkshire Council. We
will hear back from the tribunal in 2 to 3 weeks.
Aberdein Considine - In preparations to lodge papers with the Employment Tribunal
Now that the extended ACAS time is over an employment tribunal is being prepared
for intimation in April.
All claims have been formally intimated. They have been acknowledged and the panel
solicitors are setting out the basis of the claims in more detail with NLC and trying
to move the cases forward on an abbreviated procedure as we did with SLC.