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Equality Act 2010 & Discrimination / equal pay and terms: key card

Key Points

  • An implied sex equality clause relating to pay is in worker contracts.
  • Occupational pension schemes also have implied sex equality rules.
  • If a claimant cannot rely on those terms a sex discrimination ground may be available to them.
  • Whilst on maternity leave access to pay and benefits increases is protected.
  • Equal pay audits can be ordered when a respondent loses a case to ensure that future practice changes.
  • Gender pay gap reporting shows the differences in the average pay between men and women expressed as a percentage.

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