Sabrina Allan


This Note focuses on the laws of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the United Kingdom as they affect part-time workers in the United Kingdom. Part I provides a general background to the equal pay laws of the EEC and the United Kingdom. Part II traces the legislative history of these laws and analyzes whether the administrative and legislative bodies of the EEC and the United Kingdom intended to apply equal pay laws to part-time workers. Part III chronologically reviews the case law and examines the difficulties encountered by tribunals interpreting the equal pay laws. Finally, Part IV analyzes the European Court of Justice's disregard for the legislative intent behind the equal pay laws and discusses the confusion created by this disregard for courts in the United Kingdom.