Equal pay

Is your business involved in a legal dispute about Equal Pay? Talk to the experts at Forbes Solicitors today to get the help, advice and support that your company needs.

Equal pay is a complex area of the law covered by the Equality Act 2010. It is designed to ensure that men and women within the same employment receive equal pay for equal work. Claims under this area may be brought as an alternative to sex discrimination.

Equal pay legislation works by implying a sex equality clause into every contract; overriding any unequal terms by which a worker is paid less than a member of the opposite sex.

The Forbes Employment team has extensive experience of this area of the law, in addition to other aspects of workplace discrimination. An Equal Pay claim could cost a business thousands and many small to medium sized enterprises in the North of England cannot afford to give this kind of money away.

Thankfully, with our help and support, you could ensure the right outcome from proceedings and also prevent further cases from arising in the future.

From offices in Manchester, Leeds, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington and Chorley, Forbes Solicitors can provide advice and support on a wide range of workplace discrimination claims to ensure that your business builds the best case the problem gets the most appropriate solution.

Our ethos is to deliver premier legal advice and assistance in a clear and straightforward manner, not only can we help to resolve employment law issues we can help your business to make sure these issues are less likely to occur in future.

If you require any advice on drafting equal pay policies, ensuring that your employment contracts comply with this legislation, or representation in equal pay proceedings in the Employment Tribunal, Forbes can assist. Please call us on freephone 0800 689 0831 or contact us by email for more information.

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12 Apr 2019

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