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Equal Pay and Terms - Pay Secrecy

Key Points

  • Clauses in contracts that purport to keep salary levels secret are unenforceable.
  • An employee is protected by the Equality Act 2010 if he or she suffers a detriment as a result of exercising the right to share salary information.
  • Tribunals can order equal pay audits and publication of that information in certain circumstances.
  • Gender pay gap reporting was introduced for larger companies in April 2017

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