Equal pay disputes
Although the Equality Act of 2010 dictates that it is illegal to discriminate against someone by paying them more or less based on their gender, it is apparent in some cases that this legislation is not being adequately followed. Many individuals are paid unfairly in comparison with that of their colleagues. Situations where equal pay disputes could occur include repeatedly missing out on promotion, being denied the chance to work more hours due to someone else’s opinion of your stamina or abilities, or the knowledge that your peers are earning a higher salary than you, yet performing the same role.
Equal pay extends to the benefits received in addition to salary: for example, both men and women in the same position and at the same level should both be offered a company car. As an employee, you can make a request to your employer to provide key information about pay within the organisation if you are concerned that your pay is not equal to that of your colleagues. This may or may not result in them providing this information to you, but if your claim later extends to an employment tribunal, this compliance or non-compliance will be taken into account.
Equal pay disputes can often lead to the initiation of legal action. To get in touch with professional Solicitors and discuss your situation further, please contact a member of our team on 0800 1123 256, text ‘contact’ to 80011*, or complete the form to the right and we will contact you.