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Reduction in women's pay discriminatory

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In Ratcliffe and others v North Yorkshire County Council (7 July 1995) EOR63C, the "dinner ladies" case, the House of Lords holds that the alleged need to reduce the wages of a female-dominated job in order to compete with outside contractors was not a material factor defence free of sex discrimination so as to fall within s.1(3) of the Equal Pay Act.