Shadow business minister Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central, said the policy would help businesses ensure they had equal pay
policies in place.
We also agreed the best way to progress is by amending the Equal Pay
Act 1972 - rather than introduce new legislation.
If you were employed before then and believe there were equal pay
breaches prior to April 2014 then the old process may apply.
The Equal Pay
Act marked a turning point, and from the 1970s onwards a plethora of legislation ensued as a direct result of the women's rights movement.
A disgruntled employee may seek to bring an equal pay
claim in the employment tribunal, which could be very be costly: an employee can recover the difference in pay for up to six years and there is always the risk that one claim could snowball into a group action as other employees in the same role seek to join in the claim.
Alyce Clarke of Jackson persuaded the House to insert an equal pay
have been fighting for equal pay
with men in comparable roles since a grading system was introduced in 2007.
The Unite union and its law firm Thompsons insists there is no equal pay
risk - but the council has spent PS1.
1 billion in equal pay
claims and was forced to sell major assets like the NEC, ICC and NIA and Grand Central Shopping Centre to offset the bill.
With an historic equal pay
settlement for caregivers achieved, unions are now turning their attention to ensuring a robust new Equal Pay
Anyone who works under a contract of service or of apprenticeship, or a contract to carry out any work or labour, can make an equal pay