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Genuine material factor defence applies until new tainted pay decision made ((1) Co-operative Group (2) Pennycook v Walker)

Published on: 11 December 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Genuine material factor defence applies until new tainted pay decision made ((1) Co-operative Group (2) Pennycook v Walker)
  • What are the practical implications of this judgment?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • The decision of the employment tribunal
  • What did the EAT decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

Employment analysis: If there is a genuine material factor defence to an equal pay claim, that defence will continue to apply until there is a new pay decision which is tainted by sex discrimination and to which that defence does not apply, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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