Jennifer Millins on gender diversity and the BBC

Posted on 30 October 2017. Source: S&P Global: Market Intelligence

Jennifer Millins on gender diversity and the BBC

Employment Partner Jennifer Millins spoke with S&P Global: Market Intelligence on the potential legal claims faced by the BBC after its disclosure in July that two-thirds of its employees earning more than £150,000 were men.

So far, there are very limited direct legal risks flowing from the reporting obligations, but the information is publicly available, and so firms can be "named and shamed," according to Jennifer Millins, a partner at Mishcon de Reya's employment department.

"The data may be used to support equal pay claims if the data demonstrates that women and men are not receiving equal pay for equal work, or indeed [gender] discrimination claims if the data supports allegations of less favorable treatment or of indirectly discriminatory practices by employers," she explained in an interview.

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