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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.
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...
28 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.
10 May 2019
A former NatWest employee has won a £150,000 pay out after it emerged she was earning thousands of pounds less than a male colleague.
18 Apr 2019
The low number of women in senior positions in organisations could be down to a lack of understanding of leadership...
5 Apr 2019
There may not have been a dramatic change in the gender pay gap, but HR, analytics and reward specialists are far from gloomy about what the latest crop of reports reveals
1 Apr 2019
Last October, chancellor Philip Hammond, trumpeting the end of austerity in his Budget address, told MPs that the national living...
27 Mar 2019
The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...
12 Mar 2019
The BBC is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following complaints that female employees were not paid...