Equal pay for equal work
The Equal Pay Act 1970 gives employees the right to challenge sex discrimination in relation to pay and other contractual terms. An employee is entitled to receive the same pay and benefits as an employee of the opposite sex who is doing substantially the same work or work of equal value. However, the employer has a defence if it can provide a proper explanation for the difference in terms which has nothing to do with sex discrimination.
Once again, there is no qualifying period for bringing an equal pay claim. Such claims are potentially costly for employees because of the possibility of multiple claims.