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Equal pay: Pay must be set by 'single source' for comparison to be legitimate

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Key points

In Robertson and others v Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Court of Appeal holds:

  • The ECJ case of Lawrence v Regent Office Care [2002] IRLR 822sets out the correct approach to equal pay cases under art 141 of the EU Treaty. This states that male and female workers must have their pay and conditions set by a "single source" before they can make comparisons for equal pay purposes under art 141.