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Statutory bodies are not associated employers for equal pay purposes

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    Hasley v Fair Employment Agency [1989] IRLR 106 NICA (0 other reports)

In Hasley v Fair Employment Agency (10.11.88) EOR25D, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal rules that statutory bodies corporate are not "companies" and therefore do not fall within the definition of "associated employer" so as to entitle an equal value complainant to compare herself with an employee employed by another employer. Accordingly, the complainant, employed by the Fair Employment Agency, could not compare her work with that of a man employed by the Equal Opportunities Commission for Northern Ireland, even though both agencies are indirectly controlled by government departments.