Pawlukowska v Villaverde Ltd [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay
Issues covered: Equal pay; Gender

The complainant lodged a claim for equal pay with a male comparator in the same employment. The respondent did not engage with the Tribunal at any stage and the Equality Officer considered the case on the basis of the evidence provided by the complainant. The difference in pay, according to the complainant was initially 70 cent per hour changing to 20 cent per hour. 

The Equality Officer accepted that the complainant was engaged in ‘like work’ in respect of the male comparator and that the complainant had established a prima facie case of discriminatory treatment on the gender ground. In such situations it is for the respondent to demonstrate if grounds, other than the discriminatory

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This article is correct at 29/10/2013

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