Part 9 E+W+SEnforcement

Chapter 4E+W+SEquality of terms

132Remedies in non-pensions casesE+W+S

(1)This section applies to proceedings before a court or employment tribunal on a complaint relating to a breach of an equality clause, other than a breach with respect to membership of or rights under an occupational pension scheme.

(2)If the court or tribunal finds that there has been a breach of the equality clause, it may—

(a)make a declaration as to the rights of the parties in relation to the matters to which the proceedings relate;

(b)order an award by way of arrears of pay or damages in relation to the complainant.

(3)The court or tribunal may not order a payment under subsection (2)(b) in respect of a time before the arrears day.

(4)In relation to proceedings in England and Wales, the arrears day is, in a case mentioned in the first column of the table, the day mentioned in the second column.

CaseArrears day
A standard caseThe day falling 6 years before the day on which the proceedings were instituted.
A concealment case or an incapacity case (or a case which is both).The day on which the breach first occurred.

(5)In relation to proceedings in Scotland, the arrears day is the first day of—

(a)the period of 5 years ending with the day on which the proceedings were commenced, or

(b)if the case involves a relevant incapacity, or a relevant fraud or error, [F1the period determined in accordance with section 135(6) and (7)].


Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I1S. 132 wholly in force; s. 132 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 216; s. 132 in force at 1.10.2010 by S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(1)(9)(f) (with art. 15, and subject to transitional provision in art. 7)