19th March 2019
The Claimants are women in HMRC’s grades 6 and 7. The Employment Tribunal dismissed equal pay claims brought by them based on comparison with longer-serving, higher-paid male colleagues in the same grades. It held that the statistical evidence on which they relied failed to establish that the use of a length of service criterion put female employees in the relevant grades at a particular disadvantage within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (Simler P) dismissed their appeal. The Claimants appeal against that order.