British Road Services Ltd v Loughran  IRLR 92 NICA
Reports relating to this case:
- 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.
- 15 March 1997
In British Road Services v Loughran, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal considers the circumstances in which separate pay structures based on different collective bargaining arrangements can constitute a "genuine material factor" defence to an equal pay claim.
- 1 December 1996
Separate pay structures based on different collective agreements are not a sufficient defence under s. 1(3) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 if the applicants are members of a class of which a significant number are female, rules the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland in British Road Services Ltd v Loughran and others.