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Equal pay

Equal pay

Are you being paid less than your male colleagues for the same work?  Do you think this is unfair and would like to do something about it?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that some employers still pay women less than men for doing the same job. When it comes to equal pay this normally manifests itself in an employee’s salary, bonuses or benefits. Normally any discrimination outside of this is covered as a sex discrimination issue.

It is unlawful for an employer to pay employees of the opposite sex different rates of pay if the two jobs are considered to be:

  • the same or broadly similar (“like work”);
  • the same grade following a job evaluation scheme (“work rated as equivalent”); or
  • different but of equal value as far as the demands of the job are concerned (“work of equal value”)

If you have a case and would like to proceed, we can help you make the case to your employer.  If they do not remedy the situation we can assist you with bringing a formal claim under the Equal Pay Act.  Proving that you are paid less for the same job can be a very involved process, but our expert advice will ensure you have the best possible chance of success.

If you would like to talk in confidence to one of our experienced solicitors or have any questions about your employment rights then please call us on 01268 240000 or email us at employment@palmerslaw.co.uk.

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