Bailey and others v Home Office [2005] IRLR 369 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    Date:
    2 March 2007

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • Equal pay: case law update

    Date:
    3 February 2006

    We review recent significant equal pay cases and their implications. Developments of note include the application of the "single source" test to comparators within an employment unit, and a reference to the ECJ on whether use of length of service as a pay system criterion requires specific objective justification.

  • Equal pay: Broad approach to finding prima facie pay discrimination

    Date:
    10 June 2005

    In Bailey and others v Home Office, the Court of Appeal holds that the tribunal was correct to hold that the Home Office was required to show that there was a genuine material factor which was not the difference of sex and which objectively justified the less favourable terms of the claimants' contracts, who had been evaluated as performing work of an equal value to their male comparators, but who were paid at a lower rate.