Health & Safety Executive v Cadman [2004] IRLR 29 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: No need for specific justification of length of service criterion

    Date:
    5 March 2004

    In Health & Safety Executive v Cadman, the EAT holds that, where a woman claims equal pay on the basis that she is paid less than her longer-serving male comparators doing work rated as equivalent, the employer is not required to produce specific justification for using length of service as a pay criterion in circumstances where it was distinguishing between full-time workers.

  • Service-related pay system not unlawful

    Date:
    1 January 2004

    In Health and Safety Executive v Cadman (22 October 2003), the EAT holds that length of service as a criterion in a pay system did not require specific justification so as to establish a genuine material factor defence to an equal pay claim, as length of service was generally objectively justified.

  • Case round-up: indirectly discriminatory pay schemes; and agreeing to a reduced tribunal panel

    Date:
    18 November 2003

    Case round-up from Eversheds, covering: indirectly discriminatory pay schemes; and agreeing to a reduced tribunal panel.