Equal pay

Under the Equality Act 2010, men and women who are employed on equal work are entitled to equal terms and conditions, including pay, unless the material reason for the difference is not their sex.

The legislation outlaws pay discrimination against both men and women, but this section on equal pay assumes that the person claiming the equal pay is a woman.

  • Employees who ask what colleagues are paid

    We explain how to respond when a woman asks about her colleagues' pay, either by asking them directly, or by asking you, her employer.

  • Equal pay audits

    We explain what an equal pay audit is and summarise the steps involved in completing one.

  • The law on equal pay

    We explain the law on equal pay, remedies for breach of the law and ways to reduce the risk of an equal pay claim.

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