Within currentlegislation under theEA2010, as anemployee you areprotected as toany and everypart of yourpay packet, termsof employment andbenefits – e.g. bonusesand pension schemes.The EA2010 establishes three ways in which a person’s work can be concluded tobe equal to that of a similar colleague in a similar position. Like work; whichsets out that if a co-worker’s work is mostly parallel and the variations thatdo exist are not of practical prominence relative to the terms of the employment.
When in comparison of two employees using this principle, it is vital to takeinto deliberation the regularity with which variances in work transpire inpractice and the nature and degree of those differences.Of equal value;A marketing firm have two employees for illustrating, who both are employed tocomplete equal work for organisations, using the same skills, having the samelevel of responsibility and knowledge. However, the male counterpart of thefemale employee has better working conditions, this would be discriminative,due to the ‘equal value’ of the role, whereas the male colleague is givenfavourability by being given a bigger work space. Rated as equivalent; Happens if a job evaluation has rated two jobs as parallel. It’s essential that the process of thejob evaluation is itself non-discriminatory. An evaluation that, for instance, places less of a burden on characteristics frequently related with female positions could not be used to justify considering two different posts as inequivalent.
Comparators is an enormously important factorin which a claimant must take into serious consideration before going aheadwith their accusations of discrimination. When someone is wanting to make anequal pay claim, it is essential to choose another individual to liken theirwork with. This person is known as a comparator, and establishments have no sayin the person’s choice of comparator when the person makes a claim. Thecomparator can be somebody that the person making the claim works withalongside and as well as a predecessor who may have previously worked in yourposition. The person can work in the same workplace, or even within anotherworkplace if the person is from the same employer or even an associatedemployer (e.g.
fast-food restaurant chains).