Work of Equal Value

June 4th, 2021 by James Goudie KC

Employees have the same employer. However, they carry out their work in different establishments. Moreover, they are not carrying out the same work. Can a claim for equal pay. By female employees  nonetheless be pursued against the common employer on the basis that the work if of equal value to the work of male colleagues at a different establishment of the same employer? Yes, says the ECJ in Case C-624/19, K v Tesco, Judgment on 3 June 2021. The male employers were an appropriate comparator. Retained EU law was clear and precise and had direct effect.

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