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Employment law guide

Equal Pay

The Equal Pay Act 1970 (now incorporated in the Equality Act 2010) provides that an equality clause is implied in to the contracts of men and women employed in Great Britain. The effect of the equality clause is that where any term of the woman’s contract is, or becomes, less favourable to her than a term of a similar kind in the contract under which a man is employed, that term of the woman’s contract is modified so as to make it not less favourable; where the woman’s contract does not include a beneficial term that forms part of the man’s contract, the woman’s contract is treated as including the missing term.

Sunday working and shop-workers

Shop workers in England and Wales have protection against having to work on Sundays by being able to opt out of doing so without fear of dismissal or detriment as a result. This does not apply if they are specifically employed only to work on Sundays.

Employment law help for employees

Got a problem at work? How to get help

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