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Productivity bonus no defence to unequal pay

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Ryder and others v Warwickshire County Council and others, upholding an equal pay claim from female school catering and cleaning staff paid less than male comparators doing equivalent work, a Birmingham employment tribunal (Chair: A J McCarry) rejects the employer's genuine material factor defence based on productivity.

The majority of the applicants were employed by the first respondent, and the remainder were employed by the three other respondents, all grant-maintained schools.