Equal pay

Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest trends, risks and developments in equal pay, gender pay gap reporting and the sex discrimination aspects of equal pay.

Guerrilla Girls and Fisticuffs

Sheila Fahy

What is the world coming to? Guerrilla Girls, Feminist Fight Clubs and full-on initiatives to catapult women into the limelight and along the pipeline to serious senior positions. Whatever next? Wandering around the Tate Modern last week, I smiled wryly when I came across the posters by the Guerrilla Girls – a group of American Read More

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Equal pay – this time it’s private

David Palmer

Last week the much anticipated employment tribunal judgment arrived in the Asda equal pay litigation (Brierley and others v Asda Stores Limited). Read More

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2016 – an exceptional year for women

Louise Skinner

2016 is the year that keeps on giving. For decades it has seemed acceptable for women to be absent from the boardroom and from within the ranks of senior management; and the gender pay gap was merely one of the vicissitudes of life. But now it seems that not a week goes by without new Read More

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Game, set and match – is equal pay always fair?

Robbie Sinclair

Deuce Equal pay has had its fair share of media coverage over the last year, reaching dizzy heights with the publication of mandatory gender pay gap reporting regulations in February 2016. This is not, however, simply the concern of everyday workers in cities across the UK. Even in the glamour world of Hollywood actors, equal Read More

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It’s about fairness not feminism

Karen Seward

Blog post by Karen Seward and Sarah Henchoz Harnessing the talents of women in financial services Fairness not feminism was the key theme of Jayne-Anne Gadhia’s, CEO of Virgin Money, launch of the Empowering Productivity Report today at the Bank of England, which we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend Having been tasked Read More

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Girls just want to have fun

Sheila Fahy

Really! Of course I want to have fun. But I want more than that. I want the same opportunities as men. I want to be paid the same as a man for doing the same job. I want to be a mother but not be defined by that. I want to be judged on my Read More

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Employment law – a snapshot of 2016

Thomas Twitchett

As 2016 looms on the horizon, it’s a good time to reflect on the year that was, and to look forward to next year’s employment law developments. It’s probably fair to say that 2015 has not been a trailblazing year in terms of the developments in employment law. No sweeping legislative changes, no drastic re-writing of rights, Read More

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