Answer to Question #268288 in British Law for CHING Ching

Question #268288

Question One

‘This year (2020) marks 50 years since the Equal Pay Act received royal assent in the UK, meaning employers were prohibited from paying women less than men for the same job. Although unequal pay is now illegal, the gender pay gap – the percentage difference between the average hourly earnings for men and women – persists.’ The Independent, 20th Nov 2020

With reference to the above, consider the problems faced by a claimant in making an equal pay claim in your country.


Expert's answer

South Africa has various pieces of legislation aimed at preventing gender discrimination in the workplace. Yet, the country has a stagnant median gender pay gap of between 23% and 35%. ... Yet, the country has a stagnant median gender pay gap of between 23% and 35%. This poses a great risk to the claimant to make substantial claim regarding equal pay claim amid heightening gender pay gap

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