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Equal pay: Successful applicant had to "mirror" her comparator on incremental pay scale

This report relates to 3 case(s)

A female employee who had established that her work as a speech therapist was of equal value to that of her comparator, a clinical psychologist, was entitled to be paid on the appropriate scale at the particular point that he had reached, and to progress up that scale at the same rate as him, holds the EAT in Evesham v North Hertfordshire Health Authority and Secretary of State for Health; Enderby v Frenchay Health Authority and Secretary of State for Health; Hughes v West Berkshire Health Authority and Secretary of State for Health [1999] IRLR 155. The employee was not entitled to enter the scale at a higher incremental level than her comparator at the relevant date, notwithstanding that at that time she had the benefit of six years of increments within her speech therapists' pay scale while he was on the lowest rung of the pay scale for clinical psychologists of his grade.