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Different pay structures held to justify pay inequality

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    Reed Packaging Ltd v Boozer and Everhurst [1988] IRLR 333 EAT (0 other reports)

In Reed Packaging Ltd v Boozer and Everhurst (18.3.88) EOR21B, the EAT holds that the existence of separate pay structures for hourly-paid and staff employees amounted to a genuine material factor defence justifying unequal pay. The EAT also rules that where an employer makes out a defence under s.1(3) at a preliminary hearing, there is no need to refer the complaint to an independent expert.