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 be? One of the answers to this is ad hoc personality led pay decisions. Another is a total lack of transparency about pay which allowed... Read More
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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 Rajput v Commerzbank AG: 2207126/2017 the Employment Tribunal made a number of key findings, including that: the appointment of... Read More
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 his life, should Mr Walker die first. Had the court not found in Mr Walker's favour, his husband would have expected to receive just £1000 per annum,... Read More
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 Interviewing for a Job, Lose the Ring!”. In it, he claims that he’s known half a dozen women who have managed to land jobs after they... Read More
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 available statutory schemes are: Pension sharing orders – this divides rights under a pension scheme so that each spouse has their own independent rights... Read More