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EQUAL PAY: Three new cases you need to know about

07 November 2017  

Sam Harris reviews recent cases on whether a job evaluation scheme complied with the Equality Act, whether staff in different locations doing different work could compare their pay and whether multiple equal pay claims could be brought on a single claim form

The equal pay storm in the public sector started in around 2004 and lasted for a good ten years. That storm has since calmed, with most local authority claims being gradually resolved (at tremendous expense). However, that is not to say that we have seen the back of large multiples of equal pay claims. Such claims have now spread into the private sector and there is evidence of further unsettled weather on the horizon.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Armstrong & ors v Glasgow City Council [2017] ScotCS CSIH_56

    Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley & ors [2017] UKEAT/0011/17/DM

    Farmah & ors v Birmingham City Council [2017] UKEAT/0286/15/JOJ

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