Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and another v Fernandez [2004] IRLR 22 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: case law update

    Date:
    2 March 2007

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • Equal pay: Non-discriminatory factor need not be justified to be "material"

    Date:
    6 February 2004

    In Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and another v Fernandez, the EAT holds that an employer was not required objectively to justify the difference in pay between the complainant and his female comparator, in circumstances where there was no suggestion that the factors relied on by the employer in seeking to establish the "material factor" defence to the equal pay claim were indirectly discriminatory.