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Equality clause requires each contractual term to be not less favourable

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Hayward v Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd (5.5.88) EOR20A, the House of Lords rules that a woman employed on work of equal value to that of a man is entitled to have any less favourable term of her contract made not less favourable irrespective of whether she is as favourably treated as the man on the whole.

The issues

This landmark case concerned the vital equal pay issue of whether a successful equal value complainant is entitled to have her wage rate increased to that of her male comparator or whether adjustments have to be made to take into account any more favourable elements in her remuneration package.