Equal pay: recent challenges – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2023 in equal pay, local government, news, sex discrimination by tracey

‘When it comes to job evaluation schemes and equal pay claims, where does the risk lie and what can be done to mitigate it? Sarah Lamont and Charlotte Rose explain.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th November 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Brexit: EU-derived equal pay protections to be retained – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2023 in brexit, EC law, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘Women will still have the right to equal pay with men when an EU protection lapses at the end of this year, the government says.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2023

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Most female lawyers believe they will not experience pay equality – Legal Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in equal pay, law firms, news, reports, women by sally

‘Most female lawyers (84%) believe that gender pay equality will not be achieved until after they retire and that firms’ commitment is more about headlines than real change.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Equal pay litigation in retail – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 3rd, 2022 in employment tribunals, equal pay, equality, news, women by sally

‘It was back in the 1970s when equal pay legislation was introduced, and it is 12 years since the regulations were rebranded within the Equality Act 2010. So how far have we come in the quest for equal pay? If you are a female store-based supermarket worker, not far, it would seem.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th February 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Banker wins £2m for sexual discrimination in ‘witch hat’ case – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2022 in compensation, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, victimisation by sally

‘A City banker who had a witch’s hat left on her desk by drunken male colleagues has won more than £2m in compensation for sexual discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2022

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Keeping it Simple … A blog by Daphne Romney QC on the Asda Stores v Brierley UKSC decision – Cloisters

‘The Supreme Court has finally handed down judgment in Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley. But although it clarified and simplified the law concerning comparators at different establishments under s.79 EqA, it left other questions unresolved. Daphne Romney QC considers the judgment.’

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Cloisters, 26th March 2021

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Asda staff win a major victory in their equal pay claim – Mills & Reeve

Posted April 8th, 2021 in contract of employment, equal pay, news, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘In a hotly anticipated decision at the Supreme Court last week, Asda supermarket staff won a major victory in their equal pay claim against Asda. Although the ruling does not mean the approximately 35,000 claimants have won the right to equal pay, the ruling does represent a big step forward and means their claim can continue.’

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Mills & Reeve, 6th April 2021

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Work Rights in the Nursery: Au pairs entitled to the NMW (but in respect of which hours?) – Littleton Chambers

Posted January 12th, 2021 in EC law, employment tribunals, equal pay, minimum wage, news, women, working time by sally

‘The employment tribunal has disapplied the “family worker” exemption, in effect holding that au pairs and other domestic workers who live in the home are entitled to the protections of the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) regime. If this tribunal decision stands, it gives rise to another significant question: which hours should count towards the NMW for domestic workers?’

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Littleton Chambers, 4th January 2021

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Equality watchdog clears BBC of pay discrimination against women – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2020 in BBC, equal pay, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘An investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has found no unlawful acts of pay discrimination against women by the BBC. But it has recommended “improvements to increase transparency and rebuild trust with women at the organisation”.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2020

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Equal Pay, Parental Rights, Personal Beliefs and Protest Movements – a review of recent developments in the areas of sport and employment law – Littleton Chambers

‘Across the board people have been reassessing how the traditional views of what it means to be an “employee” fit within our modern world.’

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Littleton Chambers, 21st July 2020

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Asda v Brierley – Old Square Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2020 in equal pay, equality, news, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘Can a group of predominantly female retail store employees compare themselves to a group of predominantly male distribution depot employees for the purposes of an equal pay claim? The Supreme Court will have the final say on this question this year, in the highly anticipated appeal in Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and other.’

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Old Square Chambers, 12th March 2020

Source: www.oldsquare.co.uk

EP 102: BBC Pay Discrimination – Shaheen Rahman QC – Law Pod UK

Posted February 4th, 2020 in BBC, employment tribunals, equal pay, news, women by sally

‘In Episode 102 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Shaheen Rahman QC about Samira Ahmed’s decisive Employment Tribunal victory against the BBC.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd February 2020

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Employment and Discrimination Newsletter – January 2020 – 3PB

‘Craig Ludlow edits 3PB’s latest Employment & Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Andrew MacPhail and Daniel Brown.’

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3PB, 6th January 2020

Source: www.3pb.co.uk

Samira Ahmed takes BBC to court over equal pay – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in BBC, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘Samira Ahmed will next week become the first BBC presenter to take corporation to court over claims of unequal pay. The veteran journalist and presenter of Radio 4’s Front Row programme will allege that she has been paid less than a male star doing a similar job in an employment tribunal due to begin on Monday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2019

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Female banker whose boss repeatedly told her ‘not now, Stacey’ wins £4m sex discrimination claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2019 in compensation, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, victimisation by tracey

‘A female banker whose boss demeaned her by repeatedly saying “not now, Stacey” has won a £4 million sex discrimination claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Morrisons faces women’s equal pay action – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2019 in equal pay, news, sick leave, women by sally

‘Supermarket giant Morrisons is facing legal action by women who work in its stores and warehouses.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Workplace gender discrimination remains rife, survey finds – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2018 in employment, equal pay, gender, harassment, news, sex discrimination by tracey

‘Gender discrimination in the workplace remains rife, with many young women experiencing sexual harassment, job insecurity and low pay compared with male peers, a survey has found.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2018

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Morrisons faces employment tribunal claim over equal pay – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2018 in employment tribunals, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘Morrisons is the latest major supermarket group to be challenged over equal pay for its shop floor workers in a claim which could cost the retailer an estimated £1bn if successful. The law firm Leigh Day said it was seeking compensation for shop workers – predominantly women – who believe they are paid less than the mostly male workers in Morrisons’ warehouses.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Hundreds of Companies Facing Legal Action Over Gender Pay Gap Data – Rights Info

Posted May 11th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of British companies will face legal action after failing to comply with a new requirement to report the pay gap between male and female staff, Britain’s equality watchdog has revealed.’

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Rights Info, 10th May 2018

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Gender pay: Hundreds of firms face action over non-disclosure – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of companies face legal action after failing to meet an extended deadline to report their gender pay gap, Britain’s equality watchdog said.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk