Thacker and Larthwell v SoS for Education & Skills and Cambridge Regional College - Equal Pay - Concealment [2005] EAT

A claim for equal pay (under the Equal Pay Act 1970 and/or Art 141 of the EC Treaty) must normally be made within 6 months of the ending of employment if it is to be valid. This time limit can be extended if the employer deliberately concealed relevant facts (Equal Pay Act 1970 (Amendment) Regulations 2003). In this case any concealment had not been deliberate and therefore the EAT dismissed the claimants' appeal.

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