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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.
20 Jan 2020
Radio presenter Sarah Montague has won a £400,000 equal pay settlement after the BBC admitted it had underpaid her for...
13 Jan 2020
The BBC has paid out more than £3m to a number of employees in a move it hopes will avoid...
10 Jan 2020
Journalist Samira Ahmed has won her equal pay claim against the BBC, having proved that the work she did was...
16 Dec 2019
Explicit racism is now significantly less common than it was once, but it's far from a thing of the past having evolved to survive in more subtle forms.
14 Nov 2019
Women should have the right to know if they’re being paid less than their male colleagues, according to research by...
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.