*Wallace and another v Calmac Ferries Ltd

Employment – Discrimination. The proceedings concerned the first case relating to the equal terms under the Equality Act 2010. Two female port assistants brought a claim against the employer before the employment tribunal, alleging that they were entitled to be paid the same as output clerks, one of whom was a male, for performing like work. The tribunal rejected the employer's application to strike out the claim after the employees had conceded that they did not seek to contend that they had been directly discriminated against. The employer appealed. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in dismissing the appeal, held that there remained a prima facie case of discrimination to be answered on the facts. Accordingly, the tribunal had been entitled to find as it had.

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