Blog: Pay disclosure – good or bad?

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Back in 2010 the new Equality Act outlawed any contractual clause that seeks to prohibit an employee from discussing their pay with a colleague. Nowadays we all need to assume that employees in every type of organisation are potentially discussing and comparing their pay, and it’s only likely to increase, as general awareness amongst workforces…
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Case update (2): Gender pay gap – equal pay case to proceed

What do we already know? We updated you in our October 2016 Newsflash Gender pay gap – Equal pay case to proceed and our November 2016 blog What does ASDA mean for me? on the preliminary Tribunal decision in Brierley and others v. ASDA Stores Ltd that approximately 7,000 current and former ASDA store workers…
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Blog: ‘Equal value’ claims are where your risks lie

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Whether you’re now a proper Gender Pay Gap (GPG) ‘geek’ and are all ready to report your GPG data, confident that you’ve crunched the right numbers, or you’ve not even starting thinking about your GPG, your immediate next step once you’ve reported and published your figures ought to be the same. And that’s digging down…
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Blog: Your mean, your median… and your motivation

For all of you responsible for reporting your organisation’s Gender Pay Gap (GPG), it’s time to get cracking. Your ‘snapshot’ pay date has come and gone (where did the time go?) and the Government’s GPG reporting website is up and running.  A few brave employers have even posted their data already, with Sense Scotland claiming…
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Government reforms (1): Gender Pay Gap

The Government has launched a new website, available here, which allows the public to view the gender pay gap by profession.  The website suggests that the highest pay gaps are in the construction and finance industries. There is also an online quiz which allows you to test your knowledge of the gender pay gap by…
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Newsflash: Going public with the Gender Pay Gap!

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this.  For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay – mend the gap!…
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Government reforms (3): Gender pay gap – mend the gap!

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date over the past year on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this.  For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2):…
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Blog: What does ASDA mean for me?

Joanne Sefton, Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Last month, the Manchester Employment Tribunal handed down its decision in the latest skirmish of the mammoth, on-going, ASDA equal pay battle. It’s a dense 54-page judgment and the claimants won. BUT this judgment wasn’t determining whether they have been paid unlawfully. It wasn’t even determining whether they did work of equal value to their…
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Newsflash: Gender pay gap – Equal pay case to proceed

What do we already know? We have updated you in our Equal Pay blogs on the makeup and complexities of equal pay claims and the risk of these if you have gender pay gaps in your workforce. We have also been keeping you up to date over the past year or so on the Government’s proposals…
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Blog: Equal Pay claims – is the public sector ready?

People supporting each other
The number of equal pay claims in the Employment Tribunals is up 72% on the same quarter last year, according to the latest released statistics.  That’s sobering reading, even though I’ve been predicting it for some time.  All the more reason for every public sector body to ensure their house is in order as we…
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