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What factors influence your pay?

The cost of living is rising and many people are facing financial difficulties. Tax increases and energy prices are the main culprits causing the majority of people feeling much worse off after payday. Financial struggles can cause many employees to ask for increased pay or even look for employment elsewhere, posing a real problem to […]

Asda workers win first key hurdle in equal pay battle 

Asda Equal Pay | Supreme Court | HR Solutions

A significant ruling has recently been published in the case of Asda workers claiming equal pay rights.   The Supreme Court ruling The Supreme Court have deemed that the (predominantly female) retail workers can compare themselves to their (predominantly male) counterparts working in the distribution centres, even though these are separate establishments and the terms issued in each […]

Female banker wins gender discrimination case

Gender Discrimination Case | Employment Tribunal | HR Solutions

A female city banker has won her case for gender discrimination, harassment and unequal pay. Ms Macken sued the London office of the French bank BNP Paribas for £4m claiming she was paid hundreds of thousands of pounds less than a male colleague. The financial product manager claimed she was paid considerably less than her […]

Presenter wins equal pay case against BBC

Equal Pay Case | Pay Gap | HR Solutions

Journalist and presenter Samira Ahmed won her equal pay claim against the BBC in a landmark case that could open the floodgates to similar claims from other staff.  An employment tribunal unanimously concluded that the BBC had not provided adequate evidence that the pay gap was based on anything other than gender discrimination. The BBC, however, continues […]

Employment tribunal statistics: July to September 2019

Employment Tribunal Statistics 2019 | HR Solutions

Employment tribunal claims continue to rise, according to the latest quarterly statistics from the Ministry of Justice. Figures from July to September 2019 reveal that the impact of abolishing tribunal fees is showing no sign of slowing. The Ministry of Justice has published the quarterly employment tribunal statistics for the period of July to September 2019 […]

Equal pay dispute sees £50m awarded to female council workers

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Thousands of female Glasgow City Council employees will share a pay out of up to £50million. The Court of Session determined that the women had missed out on large bonuses for a number of years. Furthermore, the employees suffered discrimination for three years while they attempted to resolve their equal pay claims. Unfair discrimination Approximately […]

Female employment at all-time high

Female Employment | HR Solutions

Female employment is the highest on record, with wage growth rising at its fastest pace in over a year. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the three months from the end of August last year saw 69.9% of 16 to 64-year-old women in work. This compares to 69.1% a year earlier, and the […]

Employment law cases to look out for in 2017

HR in 2017 | HR Solutions

A number of significant employment law decisions will be made this year that could impact UK employers and workers. Here are a few to watch out for: Employment status The Uber case was a significant employment tribunal case last year that received a lot of media coverage. The tribunal found in favour of the drivers […]

Female Network Rail employee awarded £75,000 in equal pay claim

A Female Network Rail employee was awarded a £75,000 payout after winning an equal pay case at an employment tribunal. The woman had been paid as much as 37% less than her male colleagues. This latest ruling may serve as a warning to employers about how pay gap reporting could see them face similar tribunal […]

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