One woman's fight (and win) regarding equal pay

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drum123 Wed 02-Jun-21 23:09:03

Thought I'd share this bit of good news from my local area. www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19341605.fitness-instructor-wins-tribunal-paid-less-men/

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ChazsBrilliantAttitude Wed 02-Jun-21 23:13:27

It’s fantastic that she brought the case and won but sad in this day and age that she needed to do so.

Wandawomble Wed 02-Jun-21 23:13:43

This is great news for her! Ridiculous she had to go to a tribunal.

Thelnebriati Wed 02-Jun-21 23:17:30

''when she was covering classes for male instructors, she would receive the lower rate, however when men were covering her, they would continue to be paid the higher rate.''

Just putting that here for the naysayers.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 02-Jun-21 23:31:56

ChazsBrilliantAttitude

It’s fantastic that she brought the case and won but sad in this day and age that she needed to do so.


Yes, exactly.

drum123 Wed 02-Jun-21 23:36:30

Yes, it's very sad that she had to bring this case at all, but well done to her for fighting it on her own.

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TheHandmadeTail Thu 03-Jun-21 00:00:31

Good for her. Bloody depressing that even when females make up the majority of employees they are still paid less than their male counterparts.

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PearPickingPorky Thu 03-Jun-21 07:09:00

She represented herself, too, with no solicitor.

Well done that woman! Fantastic.

JustcameoutGC Thu 03-Jun-21 07:52:21

Well done that woman. How did her employer ever think that would stand? I wonder is it an industry wide phenomenon?

Sophoclesthefox Thu 03-Jun-21 08:39:28

Bloody well done, Maxine!

Brave and principled.

123ZYX Thu 03-Jun-21 08:44:56

She's a fantastic role model.

Has the company's reason for paying different rates been reported anywhere? I assume that, since it got as far as court, they must have had to put forward an argument for why they thought it acceptable?

It clearly wasn't a valid reason, but I'd be interested to know their thought process.

powershowerforanhour Thu 03-Jun-21 16:20:33

Hurrah and well done her for representing herself 💪
Yeah I'd love to know what the company's excuse was too.

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