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Job evaluation must be "analytical" to defeat equal value claim

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In Bromley and others v H & J Quick Ltd (30.3.88) EOR20B, the Court of Appeal holds that in order to defeat an equal value claim on grounds that the jobs in question have been evaluated as unequal, the employer must show that the work of the woman and the work of her male comparator have been rated as unequal under an analytical job evaluation - ie one which measures the demands made on each worker under headings such as effort, skill and decision. Non-analytical schemes making whole job comparisons fall outside the Act. Even with analytic schemes, use of benchmark jobs will not suffice if other jobs are slotted in on a whole job basis.