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Equal pay: once particular disadvantage shown, no need to prove reason why (McNeil v Commissioners for HMRC)

Equal pay: once particular disadvantage shown, no need to prove reason why (McNeil v Commissioners for HMRC)
Published on: 05 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Equal pay: once particular disadvantage shown, no need to prove reason why (McNeil v Commissioners for HMRC)
  • What are the practical implications of this judgment?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • The decision of the employment judge
  • What did the EAT decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

Employment analysis: In an equal pay case in which the claimant alleges that the material factor defence relied on by the employer is indirectly discriminatory, once the claimant has shown that she has suffered a particular disadvantage, that is enough and the employer cannot rebut that by requiring her to prove the reason why that disadvantage has been suffered, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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