Equal pay disputes: which employers have been forced to pay up so far? – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2018 in employment, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘This June, it will have been 50 years since sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant halted production, walked out and transformed the lives of working women forever.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2018

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Tesco faces record £4bn equal pay claim – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2018 in equal pay, news, remuneration, women by tracey

‘Tesco is facing what may turn out to be Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim, which could cost the supermarket giant up to £4bn. Leigh Day, the law firm acting on behalf of those bringing the claim, said that the underpayment of workers could apply to more than 200,000 Tesco employees. Estimated pay shortfalls could be as high as £20,000.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2018

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Asda equal pay case: The landmark legal battle that could stop women in the UK being paid less than men – The Independent

‘The latest hearing in the UK’s largest ever private sector equal pay claim is due to kick off on Wednesday, in a case that could eventually see around 15,000 predominantly female Asda workers recovering well over £100m in pay.’

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The Independent, 10th October 2017

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No “reason why”: Essop and Naeem in the Supreme Court – Cloisters

‘Robin Allen QC and Anna Beale consider the latest case on indirect discrimination and ask the pressing question: are equal pay cases suddenly significantly easier for Claimants?’

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Cloisters, 5th April 2017

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Gender pay gap reporting: Government’s new rules will not tackle financial inequality, critics warn – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2017 in disclosure, employment, equal pay, news, reports, women by tracey

‘Experts, including employment lawyers, HR professionals and campaigners, are warning that the Government’s new rules on gender pay reporting won’t do enough to tackle considerable financial inequality still overshadowing a multitude of industries.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2017

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First ‘snapshot’ of gender pay gap due as reporting requirements come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 5th, 2017 in disclosure, employment, equal pay, news, Northern Ireland, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Large UK employers will begin publishing their gender pay gaps over the coming months, based on the pay which their employees receive within the pay period in which today’s date falls.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2017

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UK’s gender pay rankings will put discrimination under spotlight – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in disclosure, employment, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, statistics by sally

‘The naming and shaming of employers is welcome, but the fight for equal pay for women has just begun’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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Equal pay is still far-off for Britain, where the gender gap narrows at a glacial pace – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2016 in equal pay, flexible working, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘New disclosure rules and more free childcare are to be welcomed, but the government must do more to ensure women earn the same as men.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2016

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Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 1264; [2015] WLR (D) 517

‘In a claim under section 19 of the Equality Act 2010 for indirect discrimination, based on a system of pay relating to length of service, once the claimant had shown that use of the particular provision, criterion or practice, namely the length of service criterion, had lead to a disparity in pay, it was permissible to consider the reason for the disparity complained of in the sense of the factors which had caused it to occur.’

WLR Daily, 9th December 2015

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The Lingering Gender Pay Gap – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 28th, 2015 in equal pay, equality, news, women by sally

‘Jessica Smeaton looks at the government’s new consultation paper and the impact on large employers.’
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No. 5 Chambers, 25th August 2015

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The Law and the Gender Pay Gap – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted May 20th, 2015 in equal pay, gender, news, women by sally

‘Clive Anderson and a panel of senior legal experts discuss the apparent failure of the 1970 Equal Pay Act to bridge the gender pay gap.’

BBC Unreliable Evidence, 13th May 2015

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Men win sex discrimination pay case against university – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2014 in contract of employment, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, universities, Wales by tracey

‘Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues have won an equal pay claim against a university.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

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Male employees sue university for alleged sexual discrimination, claiming unequal pay to women – The Independent

’26 men are suing a Welsh university over allegations that they have been victims of sexual discrimination in the work place and received unequal pay to their female counterparts.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2014

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Female lawyers earn a third less than males – The Lawyer

Posted October 11th, 2013 in diversity, equal pay, equality, legal profession, news by sally

“Female lawyers receive just 68 per cent of male lawyers’ total remuneration, while the average bonus given to a woman equals just half that of men’s bonuses, research by recruiter Laurence Simons has revealed.”

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The Lawyer, 10th October 2013

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Equal Pay Claims and the ‘Same Employment’ Test – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 19th, 2013 in employment, equal pay, news by sally

“Fatim Kurji considers the meaning of ‘same employment’ within the Equal Pay legislation.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th September 2013

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South Lanarkshire Council v Scottish Information Commissioner – WLR Daily

South Lanarkshire Council v Scottish Information Commissioner [2013] UKSC 55; [2013] WLR (D) 307

“Whether processing personal data was ‘necessary’ within the meaning of condition 6 in Schedule 2 to the Data Protection Act 1998 was to be determined as part of the proportionality test established in European Union law so that a measure which interfered with a right protected by such law had to be the least restrictive for the achievement of a legitimate aim.”

WLR Daily, 29th July 2013

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South Lanarkshire Council (Appellant) v The Scottish Information Commissioner (Respondent) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

South Lanarkshire Council (Appellant) v The Scottish Information Commissioner (Respondent) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 55 | UKSC 2012/0126 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th July 2013

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Council loses Supreme Court appeal over disclosure of equal pay data – Local Government Lawyer

“The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a council against disclosure of information on equal pay.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th July 2013

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Dumfries and Galloway Council v North (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Dumfries and Galloway Council v North (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): [2013] UKSC 45 ;   [2013] WLR (D)  264

“The hypothesis of the second limb of the ‘in the same employment’ test in section 1(6) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 was that the chosen male comparators were to be transferred to do their present jobs in the location where the women claimants worked, while there was no requirement of any real possibility that such a transfer would occur. The question to be answered was whether in the event of such a transfer, however unlikely, the comparators would remain employed on the same or broadly similar terms and conditions to those applicable in their current place of work.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2013

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A historic leap forward for equal pay claimants? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 28th, 2013 in appeals, employment, equal pay, human rights, local government, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Dumfries and Galloway -v- North [2013] UKSC 45. Yesterday’s much heralded equal pay ‘victory’ in the Supreme Court (see BBC Report) undoubtedly will be good news for the specific female claimants in the case who seek to vindicate their European Union rights to equal pay.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th June 2013

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