Equal Pay Advice for Employees
If you feel that your pay and benefits are unfair in comparison to colleagues doing a similar type and standard of work, you may be entitled to make an Equal Pay claim against your employer. With the right professional legal advice, you can determine the facts and decide whether or not you think you have a valid case.
Our specialist team advises clients in different languages on a wide range of Employment Law matters including equal pay. Call them on 0208 1111 911 or contact them through the website to discuss your circumstances.
How Equal Pay is calculated
In theory, aligning the salaries of people doing similar work is the simplest way of ensuring that equal pay is not an issue in the workplace. However, there are a number of complications when trying to ensure that employees at a similar level receive equal pay for the same work, such as:
- Some workers will have greater experience or qualifications, meaning that they can carry our more complex work which could be more lucrative to the company.
- Although it is referred to simply as ‘equal pay’ all other employment benefits such as company vehicles, gym memberships or private healthcare need to be taken into account.
- Some employees will also benefit from performance-related targets.
- Employees on a similar level often don’t know the pay and benefits that others within the business receive.
- Your employers may have had to pay higher salaries to recruit your colleagues if there was a skills shortage in your sector at the time.
For all of these reasons, and more equal pay claims are complex and can be difficult to prove. However, they can be successful and if you have reason to believe that your pay and benefits are lower than they should be compared with colleagues, we recommend that you seek legal advice.
What might an Equal Pay claim be worth to me?
The amount you may be entitled to will vary, based on a number of factors, including the amount of the disparity, the similarity of your work to that of your better-paid colleagues and the strength of any defence put forward by your employer.
How do I get advice on making an equal pay claim?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. Then we’ll recommend the best course of action, whether or not you have a valid claim and how we might be able to support you in your claim. The initial call is free and we’ll advise you of our fees and how they might be funded, before you decide to instruct us.