Equal Pay in the Workplace – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 21 September 2021
Claire Macken
Issues covered: Equal Pay; Gender Discrimination; Gender Pay Gap

A female employee has raised a concern on the grounds that she is not receiving the same remuneration as her male colleagues. As an organisation how can we ensure that we are not at risk of equal pay claims?

Equal pay is a hot topic in in light of the recent and welcome announcement from the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) that the men’s and women’s senior international team will receive the same match fees while on international duty. Any person who wishes to succeed in a claim for equal pay must identify a comparator who is carrying out like work but is treated differently on the basis of a discriminatory ground, and in this case on the grounds of gender.

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