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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.
15 Mar 2021
A woman who won a sex discrimination case against BNP Paribas is claiming the case has taken away her career.
10 Feb 2021
Calls are growing for the government to confirm whether employers will need to report their 2020/21 gender pay gap figures.
23 Jan 2021
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15 Jan 2021
Tesco has been ordered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal to disclose information it holds about how much its warehouse staff...
13 Jan 2021
Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...
17 Dec 2020
Addressing inequality geographically and on an individual basis far more valid than using race, religion or other protected characteristics, says Truss.
17 Dec 2020
Government departments released figures this week showing that gender pay gap has grown in seven of the 17 main Whitehall departments.
15 Dec 2020
Pinterest has agreed to pay $22.5m (£16.9m) to settle a gender discrimination and retaliation case brought by its former chief...
8 Dec 2020
Forty agency workers who collect waste for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands will receive thousands of pounds...
20 Nov 2020
The UK has arrived at a crossroads at which progress in gender equality could either be set back decades, or...
12 Nov 2020
EHRC says it was looking at overarching systems, not individual cases, as journalists rounded on its judgment the BBC had been lawful on pay.
12 Nov 2020
An investigation into equal pay at the BBC has found no evidence of unlawful acts of pay discrimination against women.
15 Oct 2020
The campaign to gain equal pay for up to half a million supermarket workers received a setback yesterday at an employment tribunal.
5 Oct 2020
A job evaluation study by Tesco allegedly showed jobs in stores and distribution centres were equal.