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Equal pay: A man may pursue a "piggy-back" equal pay claim by comparing himself with a woman who succeeded in an equal pay claim with a higher-paid male comparator

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In Hartlepool Borough Council v Llewellyn and other appeals [2009] IRLR 796 EAT, the EAT confirmed that male employees may institute contingent claims relying on female comparators who have instituted equal pay claims citing other more highly paid male colleagues. The male employees may be awarded arrears of pay for the same period as their comparators.