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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Did the employer also make contributions to these pension schemes?
i am not sure who exactly would be considered the employer as it was an independant school. but certainly the headmaster who employed me did.
Whilst that practice may have amounted to indirect discrimination due to the time that has elapsed since the end of your employment there you would be way out of time to do anything about it now and challenge it, so regardless of what could or should have happened, the time limits for pursuing this would have passed many years ago
would it have been classed as indirect discrimination? i did ask on several occasions whilst working there but was always told i was not entitled. would this make any diference
The issue is that the laws would have been different at the time so it will require some digging around to check exactly what it may have amounted to at the time, but the Sex Discrimination Act came in force in 1975. However, it does not matter what you were told by them - they could have told you anything, you must have then found out what your rights are and pursued it within the specified time periods and after all these years it would be too late to claim, regardless of what they told you at the time
yes the trouble is no one in those days ever talked about these things and certainly we were never made aware of our rights. i recognise it would be different in these days. But it still feels very wrong. thank you for your response.
you are welcome, sorry it was not better news this time
ok thank you.
no problem, I will close the question now