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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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10Protection from discrimination (1) equal pay

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand how the concept of equal pay for men and women doing the same or equal work originated
  • ■ Understand how the equality clause in the Equality Act 2010 works
  • ■ Understand who will be a comparator
  • ■ Understand the concepts of like work, work rated equivalent and work of equal value
  • ■ Understand the circumstances in which pay differentials between men and women can be justified and the concept of material factor defence
  • ■ Understand how equal pay claims are brought and the available remedies
  • ■ Understand the significance of Article 157 TFEU
  • ■ Understand the definition of pay in the Article
  • ■ Understand the concept of objective ...

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