Newsletter – September 2023

Hello and thank you for joining us for our monthly newsletter. As we move into the spooky month of October we have a short roundup of some news stories and how they relate to Employment in a wider context. For any of you that missed our last newsletter you can find that here. This week [...]

Equal Pay in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council faces potentially thousands of equal pay claims as female cleaners, carers, and teaching assistants state they are down up to £11,000 per year compared to their male counterparts. The claims state that job titles are grouped together into 'job families', which are then given a rate of pay. As an example, the [...]

By |2023-09-29T08:33:31+00:00September 29th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Equal Pay – Sarah Montague and the BBC

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. [...]

By |2020-03-02T11:16:40+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Cases to look out for in 2020

We have already covered a few big cases of the year, including the BBC equal pay case from two weeks ago. However here are a few cases to look out for in 2020: Aslam v Uber: The Supreme Court will finally give definitive and, more importantly, unappealable judgment on the employment status case of Uber drivers. Currently [...]

Samira Ahmed v the BBC

  This week’s case of the week is Samira Ahmed v the BBC. The case is an excellent answer to the following question: How are Equal Pay cases determined? An Equal Pay claim is a claim that an equality clause in a contract has not been adhered to. Every contract of employment has an implied [...]

By |2020-01-28T18:25:13+00:00January 16th, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Current Affairs – Lower Pay for Disabled Staff

Following the introduction of gender pay gap reporting in 2017, other forms of pay reporting have been touted as a means to identify and address other demographics that are likely to hit a glass ceiling and see their pay and career opportunities stifled. This month the Office of National Statistics’ published data which estimated disabled [...]

By |2019-12-24T16:54:33+00:00December 19th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Current Affairs – United States Women’s Soccer Team and Equal Pay

How is it already the end of July? It cannot have been a whole month since our last employment law update can it? If you missed it, we had features on sexual harassment, Employment Tribunal statistics and dietary whistleblowing. Well, rather than worrying that summer is rapidly running away from us (one rainy day at […]

By |2019-12-15T13:44:39+00:00July 26th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Ethnicity Pay Gap – Bangladeshi Staff Lowest Paid

Pay gap reporting has long been mooted to extend beyond gender pay gap reporting and into other areas including race pay gaps and pay ratios. This month the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published data that suggested employees of Bangladeshi heritage or origin received 20% less pay per hour in comparison to the average pay […]

By |2019-12-22T20:09:13+00:00July 26th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Equal Pay – Sainsbury’s Saga Still Standing

A look back through our equal pay features shows a pattern that the majority of claims recently have been from supermarket staff following the Asda v Brierly case regarding predominantly female store roles being equal to predominantly male warehouse roles. Like nearly all the other big-5 supermarkets, Sainsburys has faced a multi-claimant claim from thousands [...]

By |2019-12-26T10:23:26+00:00June 28th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

April Employment Law – Gender Pay Gap Reports Due

The 4th April 2019 sees the second set of gender pay gap reports published. The reports will be based on the snapshot date of 5th April 2018 and must be uploaded on the employer’s website and the government portal. A worked example of the calculation can be found in the resources section of our website. […]

By |2019-12-23T18:00:10+00:00March 29th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Equal Pay – Asda and Sainsbury’s in the Court of Appeal

Those of you who are regular readers may remember that the majority of the big supermarkets are facing equal pay claims. The general argument running through them all is that the predominantly male warehouse roles are paid more than the predominantly female store staff. This despite both roles having a stock management element. The cases […]

By |2019-12-23T18:44:04+00:00January 31st, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Equal Pay – Morrisons Latest Supermarket to be Issued with Claim

What do Morrisons, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have in common? The obvious answer is they are all supermarkets, the employment law answer is they are all facing multi-equal pay claims. In a game of equal pay claim bingo the caller has announced Florist & Nun, Morrisons, you have completed your Big 4 Supermarket Equal Pay […]

By |2019-12-24T17:25:09+00:00September 28th, 2018|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Pay Gap Reporting – Pay Ratios Introduced

Another one of our predictions for 2018 was the prospect of pay reporting being expanded from gender to include race and pay ratios. On 19th July 2018, the Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 were published following Parliamentary approval. This measure has been touted for some time as a means to get employers to address growing […]

By |2019-12-23T20:03:41+00:00July 27th, 2018|Equal Pay, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments