Equal Value Rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]

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  • Equal Value Rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]
  • 1 General
  • 2 Interpretation
  • 3 General power to manage proceedings
  • 4 Conduct of stage 1 equal value hearing
  • 5 Standard orders for stage 1 equal value hearing
  • 6 Involvement of independent expert in fact finding
  • 7 Conduct of stage 2 equal value hearing
  • 8 Standard orders for stage 2 equal value hearing
  • 9 The Hearing
  • More...

Equal Value Rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]

NOTE THAT THESE RULES ARE NO LONGER IN FORCE.

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EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2004

SI 2004/1861

SCHEDULE 6

The Employment Tribunals (Equal Value) Rules of Procedure

1 General

The rules in this Schedule shall only apply in proceedings involving an equal value claim and they modify and supplement the rules in Schedule 1. If there is conflict between Schedule 1 and this Schedule, the provisions of this Schedule shall prevail.

2 Interpretation

(1) In this Schedule and in relation to proceedings to which this Schedule applies:

'comparator' means the person of the opposite sex to the claimant in relation to whom the claimant claims that his 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 7(3);

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

'indicative timetable' means the indicative timetable set out in the Annex to this Schedule;

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

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