Labour & European Law Review
16 April 2009
As part of a formal inquiry into sex discrimination in the finance sector, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has just published a preliminary report that revealed pay gaps of up to 60 per cent.
Under the 1970 Equal Pay Act, employers can justify a difference in pay on the ground of sex in certain circumstances.
Employers can defend equal pay claims by showing that the difference in pay between the woman and the man has nothing to do with her sex.