11 November 2010
Employers to have more pay discrimination action taken against them?
Employers across the UK may soon have to face more grievance cases based on issues surrounding pay discrimination, if one expert's comments are to be believed.
According to Stephen Overell, associate director of the Work Foundation, it could take a long time before employees in all sectors witness an end to the trend of pay freezes and cuts being implemented by many organisations nationwide.
More companies look set to opt for similar procedures in the near future after the government announced further spending reductions following the global economic downturn - which could then lead to disgruntled workers seeking legal advice.
Mr Overell stated that the economic climate "will take a while to change", meaning that the pre-recession levels of pay increases and bonuses will not return any time soon.
His comments came after the Labour research department published figures showing that the general outlook for pay in the UK is weak, with any median rises lagging behind inflation.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens