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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.
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
13 Jul 2020
The long-running equal pay dispute between Asda and its shop-floor staff is to be considered by the Supreme Court this...
27 May 2020
An average of almost 29,000 equal pay complaints are received by employment tribunals in England and Wales per year as...
20 Apr 2020
A former TalkTalk manager who claimed she was paid 40% less than male colleagues has lost an equal pay case...
6 Apr 2020
New income system will continue after the coronavirus crisis in the country abates, signals deputy prime minister.
24 Feb 2020
Journalist Samira Ahmed has reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the BBC after she won an equal pay case against...
24 Jan 2020
More than 100 Co-op shop floor workers are seeking up to six years of back pay in the latest equal...
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...