Walker v Co-Operative Group Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEWCA Civ 1075
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
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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