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The problems with equal pay and higher-paid workers

Paying an employee disproportionately to others could represent an equal pay risk long after they have left. Phil Allen reports in light of a recent EAT ruling

To be able to bring an equal pay claim, one of your employees needs to be able to compare themselves to someone else you employ and who is paid more than they are, of the opposite gender. The two must do like work or work that is of equivalent value. However, while recent high profile and headline-grabbing equal pay claims involve comparisons across large numbers of employees, all that is actually required for a claim is one woman identifying one man earning more than she does, or vice versa.

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July 10, 2018

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