Walker v Co-Operative Group Ltd [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 1075
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Equal Pay

The female claimant was promoted to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer in 2014.  The respondent was in financial difficulties yet the claimant amongst others were regarded as essential and offered enhanced salaries.   However, the claimant’s salary was lower than the others.    The following year a job evaluation study was conducted which showed that the claimant’s work was equivalent to the male members of the group or of equal value.

The claimant was dismissed in 2017 and she brought a claim relating to equal pay.  The respondent relied upon the ‘material factor’ defence contained in Section 69 of the Equality Act 2010 (Section 1(3) of the Equal

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This article is correct at 17/08/2020
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Jason Elliott BL
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