Working mums in pay penalty
Pay discriminationThe TUC says pay discrimination and a lack of career choices for women, especially mothers, are the key reasons for the widening gender pay divide. It suggests that women who think they are the victims of pay discrimination contact their trade union. The Equal Pay Act 1970 means that men and women should be paid the same regardless of their gender. This means that you have a right not to be paid less than someone of the opposite sex doing the same or similar work, or different work that is of equal value. “Pay” in this context covers everything from basic salary to sick and holiday pay, occupation pension and performance related pay. If you think you are experiencing pay discrimination on the basis of your gender you can make a claim for equal pay to the employment tribunal.
Table showing the full-time and part-time gender pay divide:
|Age||Full-time pay for men||Full-time pay for women||Part-time pay for women||Full-time gender pay gap||Part-time gender pay gap|
|Source: TUC 11/03/08|