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Material factor defence evaporates when justification disappears

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In Benveniste v University of Southampton (23.11.88) EOR24D, the Court of Appeal rules that once the reason which led to a woman being paid less than a man employed on equal work has been removed, it is no longer possible for the employer to justify the difference in pay under s.1(3) of the Equal Pay Act 1970.