Equal pay claim dispute solicitors
Our employment solicitors specialise in equal pay claim disputes and can negotiate with your employer to address inequality of pay.
At Co-op Legal Services we believe in equal pay for equal work and that gender discrimination is unacceptable.
Our employment law solicitors specialise in equal pay claim disputes and can negotiate firmly with your employer to ensure any inequality of pay is rectified as soon as possible.
Your help made a big difference to my ability to stand my ground with my employers. Thank you. (Miss A., Hertfordshire)
Equal pay claims and the Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act contains provisions to achieve equality between men and women in pay, and other terms of employment, when their work is equal. Under the Equality Act, a sex equality clause must be included in every employee’s contract of employment.
How do I prove pay disparity?
To make an equal pay dispute claim you must be able to show that a person of the opposite sex is being paid more for doing a comparable job. A comparable job is a job involving similar work or work of equal value.
How we can help you
Our employment law solicitors can help you clarify your priorities and negotiate with your employer for you. We will negotiate in a way that best protects your relationship with your employer while ensuring your right to equal pay for equal work is honoured.
Gender discrimination is against the law in England and Wales. You have the right to insist on equal pay to colleagues performing the same role. Our employment solicitors will explain your rights to you so that you have the information you need to confidently take the next step.
What happens when I win my equal pay dispute?
Once we establish discrimination and succeed in your equal pay claim, the Equal Pay Act will operate to insert an equality clause into your employment contract. This means that each term that is less favourable will be amended to make it equal.
You can also claim arrears of pay for up to six years prior to the start of the Employment Tribunal proceedings.
We have a proven track record of fighting hard for our clients and successfully negotiating or litigating equal pay disputes.
We will agree our fixed fee with you upfront before any work starts, and once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work, that price will not change unless the original information we are given is shown to be incorrect or circumstances change.
Funding your employment law claim
We provide fixed fee employment law services. We can provide a 1 hour consultation with an employment solicitor for £240 (including VAT) or a comprehensive claims report for £450 (including VAT).
We also offer hourly rate services for more complex employment claims and funding through legal expenses insurance (LEI).
About Co-op Legal Services
Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.
As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.