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Cannop & others (1) Brown & others (2) Alexander & others (3) v Highland Council - complaint to employment tribunal must be "essentially the same" as that contained in grievance to employer - Court of Session 11.6.08

Equal pay claims by a large number of employees, against the Highland Council, succeeded in an employment tribunal, but were overturned on appeal. The reason was that the internal grievances by the employees (a necessary precursor to their employment tribunal claims) named different comparators to those in the claims to the tribunal. The Scottish EAT's judgment of 7 December 2007 was that comparators must be specified in the grievances "that are not materially different from those specified in their forms ET1".

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