The case of South Tyneside v McAvoy has been resolved by the EAT. Contingent male claims may be issued prior to the resolution of their female comparators' claims. Thousands of male claims are currently stayed awaiting determination in this area. Contingent male claims are also entitled to claim arrears on pay for the whole period in respect of which their female comparators have been awarded arrears.
The Councils will appeal to the Court of Appeal.