E for Equal Pay - Are Some of us Still More Equal than Others?

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 9 November 2010
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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The Office for National Statistics reports the pay gap between male and female employees (for all employees - full and part time) was 16.4% in April 2009:

Whilst this is a slight improvement on the figures for 2008 it is a still a significant gap. The legislation on equal pay is often criticised as being limited since it does not address the issue of race and pay but these statistics show there is still a deficit worth targeting.

The Law

The law on equal pay in Northern Ireland is found in the Equal Pay Act (NI) 1970 (as amended). The law applies equally to men and women but in reality it is women who are most

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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