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Baines v Blackpool Borough Council - Equal value expert not appropriate when tribunal is considering genuine material factor defence [2007] EAT

Ms Baines, a solicitor with Blackpool BC, brought an equal pay claim. She compared herself, as a Principal Officer, to male Chief Officers. Blackpool argued that they had a Genuine Material Factor (GMF) defence. A tribunal chairman refused to allow Ms Baines to call an equal value expert at the GMF hearing. Ms Baines appealed.

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