equal pay
Under Section 1 of the Equal Pay Act 1970, where a worker of one gender is engaged in like work (work of the same or broadly the same nature), if his or her job is rated as equivalent (under a proper non-discriminatory job evaluation study) or is of equal value in terms of skill, effort and judgment, as that of a worker of the other gender working at the same establishment (or vice versa) a claim for redress may be made to an industrial tribunal. The only exception is where an employer can demonstrate a genuine (non-sex related) material factor (GMF) differentiating the job and that of the comparator.

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equal pay

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equal pay
A concept introduced under the Equal Pay Act 1970 which requires no less favourable contractual terms and conditions of employment for men and women in the same employment when employed on like work (work of the same or broadly similar nature), work of equal value, or work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation scheme.

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