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BBC Gender Pay Gap Sparks Outrage

We Hope it will Lead to More People Using the Existing Law to Challenge this Clear Discrimination The government was initially met with opposition from the BBC when they requested the company to publish their top earners as part of the governments new 11-year royal charter. Whilst this may have been in part about the…

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Gender Pay Gap: Individual or Institutional Responsibility

We Americans like to consider ourselves mavericks; people who create our own rules; people who are responsible for our own destiny and situations. It’s the cowboy way. Whether or not this is true is a completely different issue. It is this perception that guides us as we attempt to find solutions to problems. Many of…

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How can women make men pay for injustices? 16 Warning signs of constructive dismissal

Just as women continue to be treated unfairly in terms of being paid less in the workplace than their male counterparts, other discriminations still exist. If you are a woman working in a male dominated environment, with a lack of respect for the females, you may find yourself subject to sexual harassment, belittlement, innuendo, inappropriate…

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Now we have the Disney Princesses on our side

In case you missed the pretty widespread coverage, a well produced and fun youtube video is helping to wade in to raise increased awareness of the scandal of unequal pay , especially for an American audience. The fact that it was covered in the UK press despite its US focus is testament to its impact.…

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The pay gap – is part of the problem women and their poor negotiating skills?

The reasons for the pay gap have been given considerable attention in the UK by academics and campaigners. The traditional reasons are usually distilled into a mixture of the longstanding undervaluing of work traditionally done by women, which is also associated with the segregated of women (such as the clustering of women into the 5…

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It pays dividends to be male

Why is the law not being applied? New research has further confirmed the shocking extent of gender pay discrepancies in the UK, which reaches beyond basic salaries and into bonus remuneration. A press release from the Chartered Management Institute reveals a massive gap of 50% between bonus payments made to male and female workers. Pay…

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As the dust settles on Wimbledon 2013

As the dust settles on Wimbledon 2013 and with it the debate on equal earnings for the male and female winners, the real equal pay issues are probably still hidden and equality still to be achieved. Besides great tennis, for many Wimbledon is also associated with strawberries and cream and green, manicured courts. The catering…

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Equal Pay for Equal work at Wimbledon

For many tennis fans Wimbledon provides a great two weeks or drama and excitement. No more so than this year, with Andy Murray becoming the first British champion since Fred Perry 77 years ago. However while many of us have enjoyed another good couple of weeks at Pay Justice we get reminded of the ignorance…

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Women in Food Industry slow to claim equal pay rights

It is ironic that twenty-five years after the first significant claim for equal pay made by Kitchen Worker Julie Hayward, the food industry is still a major source of inequality in the workplace. Women in the food industry are likely to be paid considerably less than male workers doing similar work. This is not just…

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Employees being intimidated to stop them claiming

A high profile case on Equal Value Pay (Abdullah –v- Birmingham City Council 2012) has recently opened up the opportunity for employees to claim, when originally they did not have the opportunity to claim.  Due to this landmark decision the time for bringing a claim has been extended from 6 months to 6 years. As a…

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