There are three possibilities for employers when faced with Equal Pay Claims:

  1. They can argue that the work is not actually equal.
  2. They can argue that the employees cannot be compared. For example, they work in different establishments;
  3. They can use what is known as the material factor defence and argue that the difference in pay is due to a genuine reason and not gender related.


Further Information on Equal Pay

For further information on Equal Pay, please click the links below.

What is Equal Pay?
What types of pay and benefits should be equal?
Who can you compare your pay to?
How do you find out what others are paid?
How do employers defend themselves against Equal Pay claims?
How much can you claim?

External Links

Equal Pay Claim: Common Terms and Relevant Classes Test
Equal Pay claims against Birmingham City Council soar to £890m
Equal Pay