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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.
16 Jan 2019
The courts have seen a significant rise in the number of employment claims brought by large groups of individuals. The...
18 Dec 2018
A former manager at TalkTalk has brought a tribunal claim against the telecoms company, claiming she was paid 40% less...
10 Dec 2018
Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers
7 Dec 2018
Russell Group universities pay academics from ethnic minorities significantly less than white colleagues
16 Nov 2018
A former Co-operative Group HR director has won her claim for equal pay and unfair dismissal against the company, following...
9 Nov 2018
One third of employees do not know it is illegal to pay men and women differently for equal work, the...
25 Oct 2018
MPs have demanded that the BBC urgently removes “discriminatory” pay practices and puts in place transparent pay structures to ensure...
23 Oct 2018
Hundreds of schools and nurseries are closed in Glasgow after around 8,000 workers began a two-day strike over a long-running...
12 Oct 2018
An appeals court hearing concludes today in another episode of the long-running Asda supermarket equal pay case.
The three-day hearing...
1 Oct 2018
More than 8,000 workers have signed up to a new equal pay claim being brought against Tesco, which has been...
14 Sep 2018
Almost two-thirds of the British public incorrectly identified what the gender pay gap is and confused it with the issue...
12 Sep 2018
Morrisons has become the latest supermarket to face an equal pay claim from its shop floor workers, which if successful...
13 Jul 2018
One thousand former and current Tesco employees have lodged claims for equal pay, according to the law firm handling the...
29 Jun 2018
Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s former China editor, has received a payout from the broadcaster after it emerged she had been...