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Shocking pay discrimination at the BBC

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport published a damning report in October 2018 : BBC Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18: Equal pay at the BBC. To put it mildly, things are not getting better at the BBC. Shocking imbalances were highlighted in male and female pay. None of the top ten highest earners at the BBC are women. How can this... Read More

When being ambitious and pregnant counts against you at work

Ms Rajput, a Senior Compliance Adviser has won a claim for sex discrimination, maternity discrimination and harassment against her employer Commerzbank. Ms Rajput’s case touched on events both before and following a period of maternity leave, which sadly is a time when we see many women having difficult experiences at work. In Ms J... Read More

Supreme Court ruling gives gay married couples equal pension rights

In a landmark ruling, a former cavalry officer has won his battle to provide his husband with the same pension rights that a wife would receive. Yesterday, Lord Kerr, Justice of the Supreme Court, handed down a unanimous judgment that the husband of Mr John Walker, 65, will have access to an income of approximately £45,000 a year for the rest of... Read More

Executive recruiter says women shouldn’t wear engagement rings to job interviews

Bruce Hurwitz, an executive recruiter from New York, has set the internet aflame by saying women should take off their engagement rings before attending job interviews, lest they appear too “high maintenance”. Hurwitz’s blog post, which went viral at the end of last month, was published on LinkedIn and titled “When... Read More

Pensions – what are the court’s powers?

The recent case of Goyal v Goyal EWCA Civ 792 raised the question of what jurisdiction, if any, the family court has to make an order transferring or assigning one spouse’s interest in a pension annuity policy to the other spouse outside the statutory scheme established by the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (“the MCA 1973”). The current... Read More
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