The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a woman who is doing higher rated work (eg of a more senior, complex or responsible nature) than a man, as opposed to work rated as equivalent, is able to use him as a comparator in an equal pay claim. The Court rejected Cleveland Borough Council’s contention that a woman cannot base an equal pay claim on a comparison with a man who does lower rated work but receives more pay. It instead advocated a “moulding” of the legislation to expand the interpretation of “work rated as equivalent” to include not only jobs that have been given equal value but also where the woman’s job has been given a higher value than that of the man. Redcar v Cleveland Borough Council