Reviewing the suitability of affirmative action and the inherent requirements of the job as grounds of justification to equal pay claims in terms of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998

  • Shamier Ebrahim University of South Africa
Keywords: Equal pay, Employment Equity Act, Equality Act, International Labour Organisation, Equal Pay Guide, Equal Remuneration Convention, Grounds of justification to equal pay, affirmative action, inherent requirements of the job

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to analyse the grounds of justification to pay discrimination as contained in South African law, the Conventions and Materials of the International Labour Organisation and the equal pay laws of the United Kingdom. Lastly, an analysis will be undertaken to determine whether affirmative action and the inherent requirements of the job provide justifications proper to equal pay claims.


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List of Abbreviations
CCMA Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration
EA Equality Act of 2010
EEA Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998
EPA Equal Pay Act of 1970
FAWU Food and Allied Workers Union
ILJ Industrial Law Journal
ILO International Labour Organisation
JBL Juta's Business Law
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PELJ Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal
SA Merc LJ South African Mercantile Law Journal
SAJHR South African Journal on Human Rights
SALJ South African Law Journal
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