Unlawful wage discrimination may be more widespread than previously feared, as equal pay remains a “distant dream” for many women, a new study suggests.
Emily Maitlis has said her “heart goes out” to colleague Samira Ahmed during her employment tribunal.
Presenter Samira Ahmed has claimed Jeremy Vine was “gifted” his Radio 2 lunchtime show as she argues to receive nearly £700,000 from the BBC in an equal pay claim.
The BBC is arguing that Samira Ahmed’s equal pay claim should be dismissed because the show she presents is not as popular as one fronted by Jeremy Vine.
BBC journalist Carrie Gracie has said there could be around 12 people at the corporation launching employment tribunals over claims of unequal pay.
Gloria Hunniford believes it is right that gender pay disparities are investigated.
Carrie Gracie caused an enormous headache for the BBC as the most high-profile casualty of the controversy over equal pay.
The BBC has said it is determined to “lead the way” when it comes to equal pay, after staff gathered outside the corporation’s headquarters on International Women’s Day demanding action.
The BBC’s former China editor Carrie Gracie has told MPs of her “shock” at seeing the salaries of her peers after insisting on “equal pay”.
Four male presenters at the BBC have accepted pay cuts following revelations over equal pay, the corporation has reported.