British Coal Corporation v Smith and others [1993] IRLR 308 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Test for cross-establishment equal pay comparison

    Date:
    1 November 1993

    In British Coal Corporation v Smith and others (16 March 1993) EOR52B, the EAT holds that in order for a comparison between different establishments to be permissible under s.1(6) of the Equal Pay Act 1970, neither the terms and conditions of employment of the applicant's class nor those of her comparator's class can differ for the reason that the members of that class are employed at their own particular establishment.