If the claim is successful, won’t I benefit financially anyway?
Even if the government makes changes now to address the discrimination going forward, there is no guarantee that it will compensate public sector workers for the past discrimination that has been taking place since April 2015 unless they bring claims.
Can they sack me if I bring a claim?
It would be unlawful for you to be sacked if you bring a claim.
When you bring a claim, you are automatically protected by law from any act of retaliation from your employer.
If we lose the claim, will we have to pay the legal fees of our employer/the government?
No, unless you behave in a vexatious, abusive, disruptive or otherwise unreasonable manner, or ignore an order of the Tribunal.
What about people who have now left?
We are bringing claims for anyone who is eligible and is still in their role, or who has left within the last two months.
How will I be compensated?
If you win, the Tribunal will try, as far as possible, to put you in the position you would be in if you had not been discriminated against. There are different ways that you may be compensated, but it’s most likely that the changes to the pension scheme are treated as void, and therefore you are treated as if you never changed schemes.