Strathclyde Regional Council v Wallace and others  IRLR 146 HL
Reports relating to this case:
- 2 March 2007
This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.
- 1 March 1998
In Strathclyde Regional Council v Wallace and others (22 January 1998) EOR78B, the House of Lords has ruled that employers do not have to objectively justify a pay difference which is not tainted by sex discrimination.
Equal pay: Objective justification of pay differential only necessary where explanation is discriminatory
- 15 February 1998
In order to establish a "material factor" defence to an equal pay claim, the employer does not have to "justify" the difference in pay unless the factor relied on to explain it is sexually discriminatory, holds the House of Lords in Strathclyde Regional Council and others v Wallace and others.