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Brennan & Others v (1) Sunderland City Council (2) GMB (3) Unison - unlawful discrimination and contribution towards liability

An employment tribunal does not have jurisdiction to consider contribution under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 in the context of unlawful discrimination.

This appeal forms part of the long-running saga of equal pay litigation in the North West and a search on "Brennan" or "Sunderland" will provide a number of summaries on the matter in Emplaw Online's archives (including, most recently, the summary dated 11th April 2012 of the Court of Appeal judgment). The full background and facts can be found in those reports.

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