Labour & European Law Review
19 February 2009
The Government announced recently that it has launched a campaign to help agency workers find out their rights and also help employers to be aware of their responsibilities.
Although the law requires employers to pay men and women equally for work rated as equivalent under a valid job evaluation scheme, they do not have to justify a difference in pay if it is due to a length of service award.
When bringing an equal pay claim under the 1970 Equal Pay Act (EqPA), women have to show that they are in the “same employment” as their comparators.