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Equal pay: Male nurse's training function justified higher pay

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    Baker and others v Rochdale Health Authority 14 January 1994 CA (0 other reports)

A male district nurse's training and advisory role in male catheterisation techniques was a genuine material factor justifying his being paid more than female district nurses, holds the Court of Appeal in Baker and others v Rochdale Health Authority. The Court rejects the argument that, because in practice only male nurses could obtain the special expertise required to achieve this wider role, the material factor was not unrelated to sex.

Ms Baker and 22 other female nurses were all employed as district nurses by Rochdale Health Authority.