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Equal pay laws are contained in the Equality Act 2010. Women have the right to be paid the same as a male comparator where they do like work, work rated as equivalent, or work of equal value.
For an employer to defend an equal pay claim, it must demonstrate that any differential in pay is due to a “material factor”, and that the factor is not due to a difference in sex. Examples of material factor defences include length of service, skills and qualifications, performance and levels of responsibility.
Pay secrecy clauses in an employee’s contract of employment are unenforceable where the employee is involved in a relevant pay discussion.
11 Nov 2019
Equal pay campaign to demand new legislation, backed by leading women from all sectors, kicks off this Thursday.
7 Nov 2019
Thousands of Boots in-store employees in England, Scotland and Wales could be eligible to join an equal pay claim against the high street giant.
28 Oct 2019
BBC journalist Samira Ahmed is taking an equal pay case against the broadcaster to an employment tribunal, claiming she was...
15 Oct 2019
The #MeToo movement is two years old this week and has been influential in altering behaviour, bolstering equality and respect...
14 Oct 2019
A former TalkTalk executive has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take the company to tribunal for unfair dismissal and equal...
24 Sep 2019
The BBC has settled an unequal pay claim for more than £130,000 after a former employee complained that 15 male...
12 Sep 2019
A financial product manager for the French bank BNP Paribas has won her case for direct sex discrimination, victimisation and...
28 Aug 2019
The law firm bringing an equal pay claim on behalf of Tesco staff is seeking clarification on equal pay legislation...
21 Aug 2019
Median pay for chief executive fell by 13% between 2017 and 2018, according to an annual assessment of FTSE 100 pay packages released today.
1 Aug 2019
The Supreme Court will consider whether shop floor workers at Asda can be compared to workers in the distribution centre...
11 Jul 2019
A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...
8 Jul 2019
The crowd at this weekend’s Fifa Women’ World Cup final were heard to chant “equal pay” as the US team...
11 Jun 2019
The equal pay claim being pursued by hundreds of Sainsbury’s staff can continue to be heard, an employment tribunal has...
28 May 2019
The BBC is once again in the spotlight after it offered a more experienced male employee a higher salary than...