Barclays Bank plc v James [1990] IRLR 90 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer can justify discriminatory retirement policy under Equal Pay Act

    Date:
    1 March 1990

    In Barclays Bank plc v James (10 January 1990) EOR30A, the EAT holds that a woman is precluded from claiming under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 that she had been directly discriminated against under a contractual retirement policy if the employer can show that the complaint should have been brought under the Equal Pay Act 1970 by identifying a comparator employed on equal work.