Practitioners in various fields of expertise have a habit of developing their own private languages. Languages that define the meaning of words in ways that are at variance with every day usage. Whilst this can add clarity, it can also act as a barrier to understanding. This problem can be particularly acute with Equal Pay Cases, where two private languages, those of the legal profession and Job Evaluation Practitioners, are inter-related.

The list that follows is by no means comprehensive. However, it does cover a significant proportion of the terms that arise during an Equal Value Case. It should be viewed as an initial starting list, to be added to and updated, as needs dictate.

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