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Sex discrimination: EAT says "justifiable" means "necessary"

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    BM Price v (1) The Civil Service Commission and (2) The Society of Civil and Public Servants [1977] IRLR 291 EAT (0 other reports)

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    LB Steel v (1) The Union of Post Office Workers and (2) The General Post Office [1977] IRLR 288 EAT (0 other reports)

In the same way that the EAT's interpretations resuscitated the Equal Pay Act, recent decisions would now appear to be giving the Sex Discrimination Act a new lease of life. In Price v The Civil Service Commission [1977] IRLR 291 and Steel v The Post Office [1977] IRLR 288, the EAT takes the same broad, commonsense approach to the indirect discrimination provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act that it has to the like work provisions of the Equal Pay Act.