Discrimination law is a complicated and necessary area of law, offering protection to you from discrimination in the workplace.
Under the main piece of anti-discrimination legislation, the Equality Act 2010, employers (or prospective or former employers) cannot discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
The right to equal pay for equal work is also set out in the Equality Act 2010; it provides that men and women should receive equal payment for equal work. If a woman is not paid the same as her male colleague, her employer must show that there is a material factor that justifies the difference in pay. If you believe that you are being paid less than your male counterpart you should seek legal advice.
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