Equal Pay

EAD act for individuals who believe that they are being paid unfairly because of their gender. Under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) gives women (and men) a right to equal pay for equal work. It replaces previous legislation, including the Equal Pay Act 1970 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, and the equality provisions in the Pensions Act 1995.

The Act implies a sex equality clause into everyone’s contract of employment, modifying any term that is less favourable to someone of the opposite sex.  Discrimination between the sexes in the terms of their contracts of employment is unlawful. This typically occurs in mhttp://www.eadsolicitors.co.uk/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=pageatters such as salary, bonus payments and benefits.

Employees can claim equal pay with colleagues of the opposite sex where they are in the same employment and doing: 

  • Work which is the same or broadly similar
  • Work rated as equivalent under an analytical job evaluation scheme
  • Work which is different but which is of equal value in terms of demands of the jobs

 

Although it is more than 30 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970 outlawed discriminatory pay practices, the gender gap remains. Official statistics show the disparity to be about 19 per cent with the differences caused by discriminatory practices such as the employment of women in traditionally low-paid sectors, and by the uneven burden that childcare responsibilities place on women.

If you believe that you have suffered from pay discrimination then speak to EAD Solicitors employment law specialists. Our employment department was voted best in Liverpool at the 2013 Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards. With the aid of our employment solicitors you can ensure that you earn the pay you are entitled to. Call us on 0151 735 1000 and speak to solicitors Liverpool considers the best in the city.

 

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