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Equal value claim precluded if woman employed on like or equivalent work

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    Pickstone and others v Freemans plc [1986] IRLR 335 EAT (0 other reports)

In Pickstone and others v Freemans plc (19.6.86) EOR9B, the EAT dismisses an appeal against an industrial tribunal ruling that an equal value claim cannot be brought by a woman if she is employed on like work or work rated as equivalent to that of a man other than her comparator. That would mean that by employing one man on like work with women or by rating one man's job as equivalent, an employer could prevent those women from claiming equal value with any other man. But that is not what the EAT decides and we suggest that their decision is defective and cannot be followed.