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Equal pay: Pay disparity need not be justified in absence of sex discrimination

An employer is not obliged to justify a variation in pay or conditions between a woman and men employed on like work, work rated as equivalent or work of equal value if the employer has proved the absence of direct or indirect sex discrimination, holds the House of Lords in Glasgow City Council and others v Marshall and others 3.2.00 House of Lords. An employment tribunal erred in effectively deciding that, even in a case where the absence of sex discrimination was demonstrated, some good and sufficient reason must exist for the variation.