E Coomes (Holdings) Ltd v Shields [1978] IRLR 263 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • E Coomes (Holdings) Ltd v Shields

    Date:
    1 June 1978

    In E Coomes (Holdings) Ltd v Shields [1978] IRLR 263 CA, the Court of Appeal held that s.1(4) of the Equal Pay Act requires comparison to be made not between contractual obligations of the man and the woman, but between the things that each actually does and the frequency with which they are done.