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Equal pay: Slightly lower evaluation score prevents equal value finding

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    Home Office v (1) Bailey and others (2) Martin and others (3) Beachcroft and others [2005] IRLR 757 EAT (0 other reports)

Key points

In Home Office v (1) Bailey and others, (2) Martin and others, (3) Beachcroft and others 2.8.05 UKEAT/0706/04/SM & UKEAT/0140/05/SM, the EAT holds:

  • The jobs of female administrative staff in the Prison Service could not be said to have been rated as equivalent to those of male prison officers in a job evaluation scheme which gave them slightly lower scores.
  • Denying the administrative staff the same scheme of automatic, incremental pay progression as the prison officers was less favourable treatment, and could not be justified, however.