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Equal Pay in the Workplace

Posted by on January 12th 2018 in Blog Posts, Employment

Equal Pay in the Workplace

Following the recent resignation of high profile BBC journalist Carrie Gracie, the issues of equal pay and gender pay gaps have once again found themselves in the media spotlight.

Gracie, who was the BBC’s China editor from 2004, posted an open letter at the start of January 2018 in which she accused the BBC of having a “secretive and illegal pay culture” in which there was a “crisis of trust”.

The comments came following the revelation that two thirds of BBC stars earning more than £150,000 were male – something which Ms Gracie has expressed her shock and disappointment with.

The news once...

Right to Equality

Posted by on October 30th 2017 in Blog Posts

EHRC calls for a “constitutional right to equality” to guarantee employment protections

Following comments made by David Jones MP last year that the Great Repeal Bill would convert existing EU law into domestic law “wherever practical”, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called on the government to introduce a “constitutional right to equality” to guarantee employment protections post-Brexit.

According to the EHRC the right to equality should be included in the EU Withdrawal Bill in order to protect the UK’s domestic equality protections post-Brexit.   Without this protection, it would mean that following Brexit people could be in a weaker position...

Equal Pay Day 2015 - Where Are We Now?

Posted by on November 9th 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

Monday 9 November 2015 marks this year’s “Equal Pay Day” – a day wholly designed to highlight the difference in pay between men and women across the country.

Falling in or around the start of November each year, statistics released in accordance with 2014’s Equal Pay Day stated that on average, women were being paid £2.53 per hour less than men, and that in general, the UK had fallen out of the top 20 countries in the world for gender equality.

The key question therefore arises - one year on (and now 45 years on from the introduction of the Equal Pay...

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