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  • Equal pay case law update

    Date:
    14 June 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • Equal pay: Employees may rely on comparators rated lower under a job evaluation study

    Date:
    29 October 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal ruled in Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and others [2007] EWCA Civ 929 that a woman claiming equal pay may rely on a job evaluation study even where the woman's job has been assigned a higher value than that of her comparator.

  • Equal pay: Job evaluation scheme did not have retrospective effect

    Date:
    27 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In 1) Bainbridge & Ors 2) Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v 1) Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 2) Williams EAT/0424/06 & EAT/0031/07 the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that successful equal pay claims confer the right to up to six years' back pay prior to the institution of proceedings.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 November 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 August 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Coverage of job evaluation study

    Date:
    1 November 1991
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McAuley and others v Eastern Health and Social Services Board (3 May 1991) EOR40C, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal holds that a job evaluation study can only be used to block an equal value complaint by employees in the undertaking or groups of undertakings in respect of which the study was undertaken.

  • Eleventh hour job evaluation can knock out equal value claim

    Date:
    1 May 1990
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Dibro Ltd v Hore and others (22 January 1990) EOR31F, the EAT holds that an employer's job evaluation is admissible in evidence at any time up until the final hearing of an equal value complaint.

  • Decision to introduce job evaluation not grounds for staying equal value case

    Date:
    1 July 1989
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Avon County Council v Foxall and others (19.4.89) EOR26C, the EAT holds that as a matter of discretion it would not be right to order that equal value complaints be stayed pending the implementation of a job evaluation scheme.

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

    Date:
    1 July 1988
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Job evaluation does not have to be "analytical" to defeat equal value claim

    Date:
    1 November 1987
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Bromley and others v H & J Quick Ltd (28.7.87) EOR16A, a majority of the EAT holds that s.1(5) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 does not require a job evaluation scheme to be "analytical" and that whether a job evaluation relied upon by an employer for the purpose of defeating an equal value claim was discriminatory is a matter for determination by the industrial tribunal.

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