As reported in the Guardian this week the Equality and Human Rights Commission is to formerly investigate the BBC over claims men were consistently paid more than women for doing the same job.
The investigation will look at whether men benefited unfairly in terms of shift rates, allowances, pensions, bonuses, sick pay, redundancy and unfair dismissal compensation awards as well as basic pay.
“This is against the law [state the relevant Act] and the consequences could be very severe,” said Joanna Alexiou, Senior Associate solicitor in Johns & Saggar’s employment team. “Whoever, or wherever you are if you think someone else is earning more money for doing the same job as you, then we should talk. Sometimes a letter from a solicitor asking the question is all an HR director will need to review their pay practices.”
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