Thomson v Diageo plc [2004] All ER (D) 86 (Jun) EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: Guidance on assessing validity of job evaluation studies

    Date:
    3 September 2004

    In Diageo plc v Thomson, the EAT holds that the test of a "valid job evaluation study" is that it must be thorough in analysis and capable of impartial application. In assessing whether that test is satisfied, tribunals should first set out the issues with reference to this test. If there are defects in the study carried out, it should determine whether, individually or collectively, they cause the evaluation to fail this test.