Equal pay: No need for formulaic approach in equal pay cases
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Ministry of Defence v Armstrong and others  IRLR 672 EAT (0 other reports)
In Ministry of Defence v Armstrong and others, the EAT holds:
- It is not necessary to adopt a strictly structured or formulaic approach to the question of whether there is indirect sex-related pay discrimination under the Equal Pay Act 1970, as the concept is broader than that which applies under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
- For the s.1(3) Equal Pay Act 1970 "genuine material factor" defence, the fundamental question as to what constitutes a material factor is whether there is a causative link between the employee's sex and the fact that she is paid less than her comparator.