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Market forces no defence

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    Commons v Sinclaire Fabrics Ltd [1998] ET/1803380/97 (0 other reports)

An employer was not entitled to rely upon market forces as a defence for paying a woman less than a man where the market forces were based upon the going rates for women and men, rules a Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: C T Grazin) in Commons v Sinclaire Fabrics Ltd.

Debra Commons was employed as a warehouse operative in August 1995 at a starting salary of £10,000 per year.