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  • Unison's equality-proofed pay and grading structure

    Date:
    5 October 2009
    Type:
    Case studies

    Following the creation of Unison in 1993 and the legacy of five different sets of terms and conditions, the union set about equality-proofing its pay structure for staff, and harmonising terms and conditions. This case study charts the obstacles that were overcome and details the new pay structure.

  • Equal pay: Pay protection scheme not objectively justified

    Date:
    13 October 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and Equality and Human Rights Commission and other appeals [2008] IRLR 776, the Court of Appeal held that a transitional pay protection scheme that, in effect, preserved the previous (unlawful) pay levels of men, while failing to offer equivalent higher pay to women engaged on work rated as equivalent, perpetuated historic indirect sex discrimination and was not objectively justified.

  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and Equality and Human Rights Commission and other appeals

    Date:
    5 August 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that arrangements to protect the pay of predominantly male groups after a job evaluation scheme were discriminatory and could not be justified.

  • Equal pay case law update

    Date:
    14 June 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • Case study: Relaunching reward at Aspire Housing

    Date:
    14 January 2008
    Type:
    Case studies

    Job evaluation has been central to the wholesale relaunch of reward at Aspire Housing. It was designed to provide a transparent and cost-effective system linking pay to corporate values.

  • Equal pay: Employees may rely on comparators rated lower under a job evaluation study

    Date:
    29 October 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal ruled in Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and others [2007] EWCA Civ 929 that a woman claiming equal pay may rely on a job evaluation study even where the woman's job has been assigned a higher value than that of her comparator.

  • Equal pay: Job evaluation scheme did not have retrospective effect

    Date:
    27 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In 1) Bainbridge & Ors 2) Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v 1) Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 2) Williams EAT/0424/06 & EAT/0031/07 the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that successful equal pay claims confer the right to up to six years' back pay prior to the institution of proceedings.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 November 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 August 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Coverage of job evaluation study

    Date:
    1 November 1991
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McAuley and others v Eastern Health and Social Services Board (3 May 1991) EOR40C, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal holds that a job evaluation study can only be used to block an equal value complaint by employees in the undertaking or groups of undertakings in respect of which the study was undertaken.

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