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The may be an equal pay matter or additionally at least a contractual matter. What you need to do is officially raise a grievance with the University, they will provide you with university's grievance procedure upon request. You will be invited to a hearing where you will get to put your case forward. If they uphold your grievance then you can be entitled to pack pay for 2 year (maximum). However, if they do not agree then you will have to appeal the decision and give the reasons for your appeal. If you still do not get the result that you are looking for, or feel you are entitled to, then you can make an application to Acas for early conciliation. Acas will then work as an intermediary body to try and settle the dispute. However, again if this is not successful then you could raise the action with the employment tribunal. You only have 3 months minus one day after the day of the grievance to raise a legal actions however, this time period is put on "pause" when you are going through conciliation. If you are making a claim for equal pay then you can make it at any point during your employment however, if you are claiming breach of contract, which you can only do if you resign from your employment as you can't make a claim for a breach whilst the contract is still in force i.e. when you are still employed. You would also be claiming for constructive unfair dismissal if you have worked there fro more than 2 years.
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