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Equal Pay Day 2019: Yes, you're now effectively working for free until Christmas

Posted On: 14 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Marie Claire

Equal Pay Day 2019: Yes, you're now effectively working for free until Christmas

Fancy being paid a lower salary than a man doing exactly the same job as you? Chances are, you are. Marisa Bate investigates what action you can take... Getty Images It's that time of year again! Down tools and march out of the office in the soul-crushing knowledge that today is the day in which the average man has earned the amount the average women will over the course of the *entire* year. From now until Christmas, you are essentially working for free. Here we are in 2019; robots are tweeting, cars are driving themselves yet women are still paid less than men for the very same work.
The issue of unequal pay has been in the headlines a lot lately. High profile journalists such as Carrie Gracie and more recently Samira Ahmed have claimed they have being paid unfairly by the BBC based on their gender, and 12 more BBC employees look set to take the corporation to tribunal. Ahmed launched a landmark case this month, demanding £500,000 in backpay, because for the equivalent show, Jeremy Vine was being paid...

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