Equal Value Rules (rules applying from Monday 29 July 2013)
Equal Value Rules (rules applying from Monday 29 July 2013)

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Equal Value Rules (rules applying from Monday 29 July 2013)
  • 1 Application of Schedule 3
  • 2 General power to manage proceedings
  • 3 Conduct of stage 1 equal value hearing
  • 4 Standard orders for stage 1 equal value hearing
  • 5 Involvement of independent expert in fact finding
  • 6 Conduct of stage 2 equal value hearing
  • 7 Standard orders for stage 2 equal value hearing
  • 8 Final hearing
  • 9 Duties and powers of the independent expert
  • more

Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013

SI 2013/1237

SCHEDULE 3

THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (EQUAL VALUE) RULES OF PROCEDURE

1 Application of Schedule 3

(1) This Schedule applies to proceedings involving an equal value claim and modifies the rules in Schedule 1 in relation to such proceedings.

(2) The definitions in rule 1 of Schedule 1 apply to terms in this Schedule and in this Schedule—

“comparator” means the person of the opposite sex to the claimant in relation to whom the claimant alleges that his or her work is of equal value;

“equal value claim” means a claim relating to a breach of a sex equality clause or rule within the meaning of the Equality Act in a case involving work within section 65(1)(c) of that Act;

“the facts relating to the question” has the meaning in rule 6(1)(a);

“independent expert” means a member of the panel of independent experts mentioned in section 131(8) of the Equality Act;

“the question” means whether the claimant's work is of equal value to that of the comparator; and

“report” means a report required by a Tribunal to be prepared in accordance with section 131(2) of the Equality Act.

(3) A reference in this Schedule to a rule, is a reference to a rule in this Schedule unless otherwise provided.

(4) A reference in this Schedule to “these rules”