Two discrimination case appeals involving firefighters and judges which had opposite rulings are expected to be heard at the same employment tribunal.
The cases are important as they revolve around changes to member benefits and whether they can be justified in law.
In January an employment tribunal ruled the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) discriminated against younger judges by forcing them to leave their final salary scheme while protecting older judges.
However, in a judgement delivered on 15 February, the Central London Employment Tribunal rejected age discrimination claims brought forward by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) against the Home Office.
The government appealed the ruling in the case involving judges while the FBU appealed the judgement in their case.
Now it is expected both cases could be heard in the same employment tribunal.
In a statement published on the FBU website on 18 May the union's general secretary Matt Wrack informed members that their appeal was successful.
"There are clear and obvious overlapping issues in both cases. The employment appeal tribunal has made an order consolidating the appeals [for both cases] which is a mechanism to hear both appeals through the same process.
"The judges may raise an objection to the consolidated appeal, but at the moment it is being progressed as one."
The FBU has been advised that a consolidated appeal is beneficial since it avoids the contradictory outcomes which resulted from the first employment tribunal cases, he added.
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