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Equal pay: Cross-establishment equal pay claims

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    Leverton v Clwyd County Council [1989] IRLR 28 HL (1 other report)

    • Criteria for cross-establishment equal pay claim

      1 March 1989

      In Leverton v Clwyd County Council (15.12.88) EOR24C, the House of Lords rules that whether there are "common terms and conditions" observed between two establishments so as to enable an equal pay comparison to be made requires a "broad" comparison between the terms observed at the two establishments, applicable either to all the employees or employees of the class to which the complainant and her comparator belong.

A woman can claim equal pay with a man working in a different establishment even if her own terms and conditions of employment are not "broadly similar" to his, provided that common terms and conditions are observed at their establishments, either generally or for employees of their respective classes. So rules the House of Lords in Leverton v Clwyd County Council.