Discrimination & Equal Pay

There are a number of circumstances where discrimination laws and bonuses cross. Employers should bear in mind that discrimination may lead to claims of significant value. For example:

  • Whether a woman is entitled to a full or partial bonus if she is on maternity leave or has been on maternity leave for part of the year.
  • Where, indirectly, certain individuals of different sex, race, age or other protected characteristic are treated less favourably than their colleagues. An example may be where a disabled employee is on sick leave at the time the bonus is paid but has played a central part in the sucess of his division, throughout the year.
  • Whether there is equal pay between men and women when the remuneration package (including any bonuses) is broken down into its constituent parts.

For more information, please contact us on: 020 3178 5360 or email: info@kervinandbarnes.com and your query will be directed to an employment solicitor in our team.