Allonby v Accrington and Rossendale College [2001] IRLR 364 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination and equal pay: Inadequate explanation of why condition for avoiding dismissal was objectively justified

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    An employment tribunal erred in deciding that the sexually discriminatory condition of being in salaried as opposed to hourly-paid employment to avoid dismissal was objectively justifiable, holds the Court of Appeal in Allonby v Accrington & Rossendale College and others.

  • Contract worker can compare with employees

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Allonby v Accrington & Rossendale College the Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer can be liable under the Sex Discrimination Act for discriminating against a contract worker by offering her terms and conditions which are less favourable than those offered to its own employees.

  • Employer must show "real need"

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Allonby v Accrington & Rossendale College the Court of Appeal has held that once an employment tribunal has made a finding that a requirement or condition has a disparate impact on women, the tribunal is obliged to make a critical evaluation of whether the employers' reasons for imposing the conditions demonstrated a "real need".

  • Comparator claim to ECJ

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Allonby v Accrington & Rossendale College, the Court of Appeal has referred two questions on equal pay to the European Court of Justice.