Labour & European Law Review
11 December 2008
A tribunal has decided at a pre-hearing review in Coleman v Attridge Law that the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act can be interpreted so that people who are “associated” with a disabled person (as opposed to being disabled themselves) are protected from discrimination.
When defending equal pay claims, employers have to show that the difference in pay is due to a genuine material factor that has nothing to do with sex.
The 1970 Equal Pay Act allows women to claim equal pay with a man doing like work, work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation study or work of equal value.