Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Following the Samira Ahmed judgment last week, where the BBC lost an equal pay claim after it was found a female presenter/journalist was paid less than male comparator Jeremy Vine, the BBC has began rolling out the settlement of other similar equal pay claims.

It is believed that in total, the combined settlement figures equate to more than £3m. This includes £400,000 to Radio 4 presenter, Sarah Montague. It is believed that the BBC has around 20 similar cases currently in the Employment Tribunal system with many more equal pay matters still being reviewed internally.

In a climate where employees are more switched on about gender pay disparity and equal pay, do not be surprised to see more equal pay issues arising over the next few years. The Beeb isn’t the only employer with large scale equal pay claims due, nearly all of the big supermarkets have multi-claimant equal pay claims yet to be determined.