Tyldesley v TML Plastics Ltd [1996] IRLR 395 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Equal pay: "Genuine material factor" need not be objectively justified

    Date:
    1 January 1997

    In Tyldesley v TML Plastics Ltd, the EAT rules that an industrial tribunal was wrong to hold that the employer's genuine material factor defence to an equal pay claim had to satisfy a test of objective justification.

  • No objective justification required

    Date:
    1 July 1996

    In Tyldesley v TML Plastics Ltd (24 January 1996) EOR68C, the EAT holds that in the absence of a suggestion that the factor relied on by the employer to explain a pay differential was indirectly discriminatory, no requirement of objective justification arises under s.1(3) of the Equal Pay Act 1970.