The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate between men and women in relation to their pay and other terms of remuneration in their contract of employment, where they are doing the same or similar work.The Act implies certain terms into a woman's employment contract, to ensure that the woman will have the same pay, benefits and favourable terms as a man who is doing similar work that is of the same value.The comparator's circumstances do not need to be identical to yours (in terms of the type of job, job level, job experience and seniority, etc.) but must not be wholly dissimilar.

The Tribunal felt they were “not treated with the respect they deserved as employees” and that the employer would not have treated an older employee in the same way.

They were also successful in their sex discrimination claims after comments made to them by the owner including that cleaning is a “woman’s work”.

References: [1893] 2 QB 116 Coram: Vaughan Williams J Ratio: The court was asked whether a letter could be admitted in evidence and relied upon as an act of bankruptcy.

The letter was sent by the debtor to the creditor at a time when there was no dispute, headed ‘without prejudice’.

"The station where I worked was a boys' club and they did not want a woman impinging on that.

"I had no support from the fire service and when I took my concerns to them they were never taken seriously. It was easier to get rid of one person rather than investigate the matter properly." Mrs Ellis now works in the NHS as an emergency healthcare practioner and hopes to train as a paramedic.

See our 2014 information about Limited Company Contractors and the Equality Act here. they do not have the right to work in the UK) then they do not have normal contractual and statutory employment rights (e.g. They may however have discrimination rights in certain circumstances where an Employment Tribunal will consider the circumstances surrounding the claim and its nature and seriousness, the extent of the employee’s involvement in the illegality and the character of the claim. See our new Guide to Tattoos and Piercing at Work here. However, different treatment because of age is not necessarily unlawful (direct or indirect) discrimination if Employers can justify it, i.e.

they can demonstrate that it is a proportionate means of meeting a legitimate aim.

Microsoft Direct X is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

Originally, the names of these APIs all began with Direct, such as Direct3D, Direct Draw, Direct Music, Direct Play, Direct Sound, and so forth.

It contained an offer of composition but threatening that payment would be suspended unless the offer was accepted.