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The Equality Act 2010 and previously the Equal Pay Act aims to eliminate discrimination in relation to pay and other terms and conditions between men and women in the same employment. You may have an equal pay claim where you are paid less or have less favourable terms and conditions in your employment contract than what is known a ‘comparator’. A comparator is someone who does:

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An ability to talk about the business case for diversity isn’t sufficient for CEOs to really drive the kinds of behavioural change needed to increase the number of women at senior levels, according to new research by KPMG and King’s College London.  Instead CEOs need to be brave, and talk from their hearts as well as their heads.

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Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller has told business leaders that improving the opportunities for women to contribute in the workplace is the key to a successful business and there can be no more excuses.

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The authors of the 2013 Cranfield Female FTSE board report have expressed concern that after a short period of growth, complacency may again be setting in when it comes to improving the number of women on the boards of the UK’s top companies.

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Many of the NHS boards across Scotland have outstanding equal pay claims to settle, the cost of which could run into tens of millions of pounds, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

 

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