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Equal pay: No indirect pay discrimination in voluntary severance scheme

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    Barry v Midland Bank plc [1997] ICR 192 EAT (0 other reports)

In Barry v Midland Bank plc [1997] ICR 192, the EAT holds that a woman bank employee was not indirectly discriminated against on the ground of her sex when the bank calculated her severance pay by reference to her part-time salary at the time of termination, notwithstanding that she had been employed full time for the first 11 years of her 13 years' service. The bank's severance scheme applied the rule that payments were calculated on the basis of an employee's salary at the date of termination to all employees, male and female, part-time and full-time.