The essential principle of Equal Pay for men and women is that they should receive equal pay for equal work. In effect, a woman’s terms of employment should be no less favourable than a man’s.
An Employee’s defence may involve issues of performance related pay, experience and length of service or geographical variations for example.
Whilst claims of this type have to be started within six months of the start of the job or at the end of the contract there can be issues in establishing when exactly the clock starts to run from.
In any event, the Attwaters Jameson Hill Employment Law team has a proven track record of successfully assisting Employers in dealing with the challenges of these principles and procedures, providing guidance as to best practice.