Young v University of Edinburgh EAT/244/93

Reports relating to this case:

  • Administrative error justifies pay difference

    1 March 1995

    In Young v University of Edinburgh the EAT finds that an employer can establish a defence to an equal pay claim by showing that the difference in pay was genuinely due to an administrative error, which the employer could not rectify without creating further anomalies.

  • Equal pay: Irretrievable error may justify unequal pay

    1 January 1995

    A difference in pay between a man and a woman doing like work can be justified on the grounds that the disparity arose from an administrative or clerical error, holds the EAT in Young v University of Edinburgh, but only where the employer can further show that it was unable to eliminate the disparity.