If you are not getting equal pay, you are able to make a claim to an employment tribunal for equal pay.
You might also be able to make a claim for sex discrimination, if you feel you were also treated unfairly because of your sex.
To make an equal pay claim, you must compare your pay and contractual terms and conditions against someone else (a 'comparator'). The comparator must:
· be of the opposite sex
· do 'equal work'
· work for the same employer
More than one comparator can be used. A comparator can be someone who currently works for you, or someone who used to.
An employment tribunal judge will consider factors including:
· whether the person making the claim is doing equal work, compared to a comparator
· any differences in pay and contractual terms and conditions between the person making the claim and their comparators
· if they followed the EHRC statutory code of practice on equal pay