Equal pay

Bar Huberman Editor's message: Under the Equality Act 2010, women and men who perform equal work have the right to claim equal pay with each other under their contracts of employment.

Equal work is defined as: like work; work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation scheme; or work of equal value. For example, workers employed by a supermarket chain to stack shelves might say that their work is like the work performed by workers employed to clean the supermarket.

While you do not have to carry out an equal pay audit, doing so is the best way for you to find out if you are paying men and women the same for equal work.

Bar Huberman, employment law editor

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