Equal pay for equal work. It's not rocket science is it? And yet employers continue to get it wrong. Natwest has now joined a list of companies, from Glasgow City Council to Morrisons, who have underpaid female employees.
According to union Unite, Miss Williams' starting salary was £20,000 less than her male comparator who started around the same time. Both received bonus packages, but Williams’ arrangement was 15% of her base salary, while the man received 25% of his base salary. The pay gap continued to increase with the man receiving higher pay awards than Miss Williams.
There may be valid reasons why men in your organisation are paid more than woman, but don't leave it to chance. Carry out an equal pay audit and look out for any pay gaps. If they can't be justified then go about closing them before you are on the wrong end of an equal pay award.
A former NatWest employee has won a £150,000 pay-out after it emerged she was earning thousands of pounds less than a male colleague.