Benveniste v University of Southampton [1989] IRLR 122 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Benveniste v University of Southampton

    Date:
    1 March 1989

    In Benveniste v University of Southampton [1989] IRLR 122 CA, the Court of Appeal held that once the reason which led to a woman being paid less than a man employed on equal work has been removed, it is no longer possible for an employer to justify the difference in pay under s.1(3) of the Equal Pay Act.

  • Material factor defence evaporates when justification disappears

    Date:
    1 March 1989

    In Benveniste v University of Southampton (23.11.88) EOR24D, the Court of Appeal rules that once the reason which led to a woman being paid less than a man employed on equal work has been removed, it is no longer possible for the employer to justify the difference in pay under s.1(3) of the Equal Pay Act 1970.