Discrimination on the Grounds of Gender and Unequal Pay

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 20 March 2017
Patricia Rooney
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A female member of staff has complained to me that she believes she is earning less than her male colleagues for doing the same job.  She wants me to give her details of their salary and move her pay to the same rate.  What should I do?

Firstly, you should be careful about disclosing personal information about one employee to another, without consent.   You may wish to speak to the male staff generally regarding pay structures and see if they will agree to the release of some information regarding salary arrangements.  Assuming that the male staff do not agree, you should not at this stage disclose any details from which the female employee could identify the

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