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Occupational segregation between the sexes—is this a pay claim time bomb? (Brierley and others v Asda)

Published on: 25 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Occupational segregation between the sexes—is this a pay claim time bomb? (Brierley and others v Asda)
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  • What are the background facts of this employment tribunal case?
  • What specific legal claims are the claimants bringing?
  • What decision did the employment tribunal make and why?
  • What is the next substantive stage in this case?
  • What can employers learn from this decision?
  • Are the issues raised in this case likely to impact upon certain industries or workplaces more than others?

Article summary

Employment analysis: Can employers avoid liability for equal pay claims through the physical separation of male-dominated and female-dominated workforces? Keira Gore of Outer Temple Chambers, one of three barristers who represented the claimants in the recent case of Brierley and others v Asda, discusses the lessons learnt so far in an equal pay claim case that we are likely to see more of in the future. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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