City of Edinburgh Council v Wilkinson and others  IRLR 756 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
Equal pay: A local authority employer must be presumed to be a single establishment for equal pay purposes unless the facts demonstrate otherwise
- 24 August 2010
In City of Edinburgh Council v Wilkinson and others EATS/0002/09, the EAT held that the different departmental and geographical locations of the jobs held by the claimants and their comparators were not sufficient to rebut a presumption that the local authority was a single establishment. Even if that was not the case, the claimants and their comparators were engaged on common terms and conditions. Failing that, they were in the same employment because the comparators' conditions would be the same if they were to be employed at the claimants' establishments.
- 2 June 2010
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a group of administrative and clerical female workers in a local authority could compare themselves with a group of male manual workers who were based in different locations when making equal pay claims.