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Compensation, 3 Year Pay Difference And Apology Ordered For Contravention Of Equal Pay Provisions

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Facts: In the case of Paula Reid v Teagasc, Ms Reid (‘the Complainant’) was a Statistician employed by Teagasc, (‘the Respondent’) since January 1977.  She brought a claim to the WRC in April 2020 alleging that the Respondent had paid her a significantly lower salary than the only other Statistician, a man, contrary to section 29(1) of the Employment Equality Act 1998 as amended (‘the Act’).

The Complainant’s case was that there was only 1 other statistician employed by the Respondent, who was male and he was paid almost €20,000 per year more than her, for ‘like work’.   She also claimed that the Adjudicator is required to look further than the Act and to take into account the European law established to ensure that direct and indirect discriminatory treatment based on gender was prohibited.

 

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