In Christie and others v John E Haith Ltd, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal was correct to find that an employer could rely on the defence that there was a genuine material factor, which was not the difference in sex, that accounted for the pay differential between female seed-packers and their male comparators who dealt with much heavier packages, and who had additional duties loading and unloading delivery vehicles and emptying rubbish.
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