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Burning Question - equal pay

CSP experts give you regular updates on employment-related issues. Got an issue you’re worried about? Ask your steward/student rep or, if you don’t have a workplace rep, contact the CSP. View previous columns at Burning Questions 

I think I’m being paid less than my male colleague even though I’ve got more experience. What can I do?

The law requires equal pay for men and women for work of equal value.

An employee’s right to serve an equal pay questionnaire on their employer to ask for relevant information was abolished on 1 April 2014.

You could begin by speaking to your colleague about this issue – the law no longer allows employers to ‘gag’ workers or prevent them from discussing their pay.

If this is not possible you can still ask your employer for relevant information in writing before deciding on the next steps.

If you do not have a workplace steward you can contact the CSP for support. Email: enquiries@csp.org.uk Tel: 020 7306 6666.

This is intended as general information only and does not replace individual advice

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