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Discretionary bonus inequality an SDA issue

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    McKenzie-Wynne v Rowan Dartington & Co Ltd [1996] IT/29293/96 (0 other reports)

Where it is alleged that bonus payments, paid at the director's discretion, are less for a woman employee than for her male comparators, and that this is on grounds of sex, the claim is one of sex discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (SDA) and not of equal pay under the Equal Pay Act 1970 (EPA), a Bristol industrial tribunal (Chair: C G Toomer, sitting alone) rules in McKenzie-Wynne v Rowan Dartington & Co Ltd.

Ms McKenzie-Wynne claimed that a discretionary bonus paid to her at the end of 1995 was less than that paid to men in the same organisation, in circumstances which were discriminatory on grounds of sex.