A BBC executive described presenting work on a TV show previously hosted by Jeremy Vine as “easy money” during discussions about the presenter’s future pay.
Emily Maitlis has said her “heart goes out” to colleague Samira Ahmed during her employment tribunal.
Jeremy Vine’s agent urged BBC bosses to stop “bullying” his client and treating him “like a child” during talks to renew the broadcaster’s pay deal.
A senior BBC executive has argued the broadcaster was justified in paying presenter Samira Ahmed less than Jeremy Vine due to differences in news and entertainment shows.
BBC presenter Samira Ahmed has said she is sorry Jeremy Vine has been “dragged” into her equal pay claim as she pursues nearly £700,000 from the corporation.
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.
Presenter Samira Ahmed was cheered as she arrived at a tribunal where she will question why the BBC paid her less than a male colleague for what she said is a “very similar job”.
BBC presenter Samira Ahmed is taking the broadcaster to court over claims of unequal pay.
The BBC has apologised after a microphone picked up a man swearing as seven Labour MPs announced their resignations.