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19th January 2015 – Joint Statement – Loudon & Others V North Lanarkshire Council

The Employment Judge and the Tribunal has today granted an adjournment of the Tribunal hearing due to take place this week until the future date listed on 23 March 2015. This position is agreed by Fox and Partners, UNISON, Unite and North Lanarkshire Council. This adjournment will allow time for discussions with a view to achieving a settlement, following positive talks last week.

The parties will issue a further statement when we are in a position to do so. For the moment we appreciate your continued co-operation and patience.

Carol Fox
Fox and Partners

Update 15th January 2015 – Equal pay cases v Midlothian Council

EV cases

Having being involved in lengthy settlement discussions with Midlothian Council we have now concluded and have written to claimants individually to advise them of the settlement reached. We are currently only waiting on a small number of claims being finalized and payment made. We are taking steps to withdraw cases from the Employment Tribunal and are unable to take on any new cases.

Update 15th January 2015 – Equal pay cases v Clackmannanshire Council

2nd wave cases

We represent 20 claimants with on-going equal pay cases against Clackmannanshire Council.  We are keen to enter into settlement discussions with the Council however, to date, no offers of settlement have been forthcoming.  We have attended a Preliminary Hearing in the Glasgow Employment Tribunal on 1st December 2014 and a further Preliminary Hearing has been set for 1st February 2015.  We are continually chasing the Council for settlement offers in order to bring this matter to a close. If the Council make settlement offers we have a professional duty to write to you. In the meantime we ask for your continued patience and cooperation. Please keep checking our website which will be updated when there are further developments which we can share.

Update 15th January 2015 – Equal pay cases v Aberdeenshire Council

EV and 2nd wave cases

We represent 53 claimants with on-going equal pay cases against Aberdeenshire Council.  We are keen to enter into settlement discussions with the Council however, to date, no offers of settlement have been forthcoming.  If the Council make settlement offers we have a professional duty to write to you. In the meantime we ask for your continued patience and cooperation. Please keep checking our website which will be updated when there are further developments which we can share.

Update 15th January 2015 – Equal pay cases v Perth & Kinross City Council

First wave cases

Having being involved in lengthy settlement discussions with Perth & Kinross Council we have now concluded and have written to claimants individually to advise them of the settlement reached. We are in the process of finalizing matters with the council and securing payment for these claimants. We will shortly conclude all cases against Perth & Kinross Council and will not lodge any new cases against the council.

Update 15th January 2015 – Equal pay cases v East Dunbartonshire Council

EV cases

We represent 18 claimants with on-going equal pay cases against East Dunbartonshire Council.  There are no dates listed at present and parties have agreed to postpone future hearings to allow settlement discussions to take place. We have been in contact with the Council and discussions have been taking place. While we are in discussions it is not always possible to make public statements on the website. If the Council make settlement offers we have a professional duty to write to you. In the meantime we ask for your continued patience and cooperation. Please keep checking our website which will be updated when there are further developments which we can share.

Update 15th January 2015 – Equal pay cases v West Lothian Council

2nd wave cases

We represent 117 claimants with on-going equal pay cases against West Lothian Council.  There are no dates listed at present although we have requested a Preliminary Hearing. At present the Council are refusing to enter settlement discussions on 2nd wave but this may change. We will keep you advised and update once dates for the Preliminary Hearing are received. In the meantime we ask for your continued patience and cooperation. Please keep checking our website which will be updated when there are further developments which we can share.

Update 15th January – Equal pay cases v Falkirk Council

2nd wave cases v Falkirk Council

We represent 242 claimants with ongoing equal pay cases against Falkirk Council for the 2nd wave period after implementation of Single Status.There are no Tribunal dates listed at present as parties have agreed to postpone future hearings to allow settlement discussions to take place.

We remain in discussions with the Council with the aim of reaching settlement of these cases. We have contacted the Solicitor representing the Council to request further dates for meetings in 2015. While we are in discussions it is not always possible to make public statements on the website. If the Council make settlement offers we have a professional duty to write to you.

In the meantime we ask for your continued patience and cooperation. Please keep checking our website which will be updated when there are further developments which we can share.

Carol Fox

Fox and Partners