If you think that you have suffered an Equal Pay detriment and you are successful in proving this, you can claim the difference between your pay and that of your comparator as far back as the last six years.

For example:

If you have been paid £40,000 for the past five years and your comparator has been £50,000, if you succeed with your claim you would be entitled to damages in the sum £50,000.

£50,000 (comparators pay) – £40,000 (your pay) = £10,000/annum detriment

Then multiply this figure by the number of years worked.

£10,000 x 5 (years worked) = £50,000 (value of claim)

You can also add on any benefits that you haven’t received for instance, bonuses, private healthcare allowance and overtime.


Further Information on Equal Pay

For further information on Equal Pay, please click the links below.

What is Equal Pay?
What types of pay and benefits should be equal?
Who can you compare your pay to?
How do you find out what others are paid?
How do employers defend themselves against Equal Pay claims?
How much can you claim?

External Links

Equal Pay Claim: Common Terms and Relevant Classes Test
Equal Pay claims against Birmingham City Council soar to £890m
Equal Pay