Cadman v Health and Safety Executive [2006] IRLR 969 ECJ

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: Length of service criterion need not be specifically justified

    Date:
    15 December 2006

    In Cadman v Health and Safety Executive Case C-1705 ECJ, the European Court of Justice held that it is not necessary for an employer to justify use of length of service as a criterion for determining the pay of workers doing work of equal value unless a worker provides evidence that raises serious doubts as to its appropriateness as a basis for determining pay.

  • Length of service justifies pay differentials

    Date:
    1 November 2006

    Where length of service as a criterion for determining pay leads to indirect discrimination, it does not require specific justification by an employer, unless a claimant provides evidence that raises serious doubts about the efficacy of the criterion, holds the European Court of Justice in Cadman v Health and Safety Executive (3 October 2006).