Different jobs, EQUAL value

https://www.pattinsonbrewer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NextEqualPay_Medium.mp4 It’s been FIFTY YEARS since the sewing machinists at the Ford plant in Dagenham took action to challenge their unequal pay compared to the spray painters and paved the way for the first equal pay legislation. That’s half a century in which employers have had the opportunity to do something about it but failed…
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Pattinson & Brewer launch equal pay claim against multinational retailer, Next.

Law firm Pattinson & Brewer has started legal proceedings against Next on behalf of female store workers receiving less pay than men doing comparable jobs. Hundreds of employees and ex-employees of the store have registered to join the action and claims are currently being submitted to ACAS. The group equal pay action will argue that…
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Time’s Definitely Up

The Time’s Up campaign has been described as a “unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere”.  The catalyst for the campaign was the string of sexual abuse allegations by high-profile women actors against film producer Harvey Weinstein.  But, it is now a global movement whose fight to end sexual harassment is resonating loudly with women from every industry. The strength of…
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Success in the Employment Appeal Tribunal for Chief Inspector Denby

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld Chief Inspector Denby’s claims that he was subjected to sex discrimination and victimisation by the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met). The case attracted media attention because of the seniority of the officers involved and because there are relatively few successful male claimants in a case of this type….
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Throwing in the Towel

In April last year London Central Employment Tribunal unanimously decided that senior Met officers had directly discriminated against, and victimised one of their Chief Inspectors, Mr Denby on grounds of his sex. This week all concerned, including Pattinson & Brewer employment lawyer, Sarah Bains who successfully represented Mr Denby in round 1, go back to…
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