Transitional pay protection illegal

The Court of Appeal has ruled that equal pay schemes that offer transitional protection to higher-paid, often male, workers are unlawful. Its verdict in the cases of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and others, and Middlesbrough Borough Council v Surtees and others means that thousands of low-paid women working in the public sector for NHS Trusts and local authorities are entitled to pursue claims for extra money.