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Case of the week: "Industrial relations" concerns alone cannot justify unequal pay

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    Kenny and others v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Minister for Finance, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána C-427/11 ECJ (0 other reports)

In this week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that keeping differences in pay in the "interests of good industrial relations" cannot, by itself, be a sufficient justification, although can be one factor taken into account if there are other justifications.

Kenny and others v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and others

The claimants in this case are Ms Kenny and 13 other female civil servants employed to perform clerical duties for the Irish police force, the Garda.