*Walker v Innospec Ltd and others

Pension – Equal treatment in employment and occupation. The Equality Act 2010, particularly para 18(1)(b), which authorised the restriction of payment of benefits based on service before the Civil Partnership Act 2004 had come into force, was incompatible with Council Directive (EC) 2000/78 and had to be disapplied. Accordingly, the Supreme Court declared that the appellant's husband, provided that he did not predecease him and that they remained married, was entitled to a spouse's pension calculated on the basis of all the years of the appellant's service with the respondent.

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