Employers must give men and women equal treatment in the terms and conditions of their employment contract if they are employed to do 'like work', work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation study or work found to be of equal value in terms of effort, skill or decision making.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to prevent employees from having discussions to establish if there are differences in pay. However, an employer can require their employees to keep pay rates confidential from people outside of the workplace.
An employee who thinks they are not receiving equal pay can write to their employer asking for information that will help them establish whether there is a pay difference and if so the reasons for the difference.
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