LB Steel v (1) The Union of Post Office Workers and (2) The General Post Office [1977] IRLR 288 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: EAT says "justifiable" means "necessary"

    15 August 1977

    In the same way that the EAT's interpretations resuscitated the Equal Pay Act, recent decisions would now appear to be giving the Sex Discrimination Act a new lease of life. In Price v The Civil Service Commission and Steel v The Post Office, the EAT takes the same broad, commonsense approach to the indirect discrimination provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act that it has to the like work provisions of the Equal Pay Act.