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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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TIGHT-LIPPED employers are the biggest obstacle to women who want to exercise their right to equal pay.

That's the view of employment law expert Nichola Upperton-Evans, a partner at law firm Rowe Cohen.

She claims many women who are paid less than men for doing the same job simply can't find out how much their male counterparts are earning and that the Data Protection Act is giving women an even bigger mountain to climb.

"Employers have always been reluctant to disclose this information, fearful of incriminating themselves by admitting that they were giving unfair pay.

"Employers who store, retrieve or reveal even the most basic personal information from their payroll files now face prosecution and penalties under The Data Protection Act," warns Ms Upperton-Evans. …

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