Two women working in a Belfast café have won an equal pay claim against their employer, Avoca Handweavers (NI) Ltd with the support of the Equality Commission.
“The law governing equal pay can seem complex, but its essence is very simple – men and women doing equal work for the same employer should get the same reward for it."
“Avoca is committed to fair and equal pay practices and to equal opportunities for all our employees. We believed we were operating in a fair and proper way but we understand and accept the findings of the Tribunal. We will take steps to rectify Paulina and Agnieszka’s pay as quickly as possible and we apologise to them that we did not get it right in this instance”.
You can read the full decision here.