Employment law

Series 2 Episode 2 - Women: Worth Less?

Being paid fairly for the work you do may seem like an obvious expectation in this day and age but for some women that simply isn’t the case.

15 September 2020

Rebecca Jarman and Julia Hanks were both dedicated employees of supermarket giant Wilko when they heard their male colleagues bantering about the noughts on their pay slips. What happens next is an on-going David and Goliath legal battle between two Welsh mothers and a multi-million pound business. Both inspiring women join our presenter Kate Gerbeau, Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society, lawyer Sarah Hexter and GMB Union Rep, Paul McGuire to discuss the grim reality of fighting for equal pay.

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The Case Files is a 15-part series presented by award-winning journalist Kate Gerbeau, exploring the stories of those who have gone through the civil justice system, and the legal teams who supported them through it.

From heart-breaking tales of medical negligence to maternity discrimination, you will hear first-hand from those affected - how they managed to navigate the legal system, finding the strength to fight their case and get justice.

Featured experts describe the ins and outs of the stories, reflecting on the impact on the people involved, and explaining the legal consequences for the rest of us.

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