Equal Pay Service and Leigh Day have teamed up to boost equal pay work.
The Equal Pay Advice Service has teamed up with law firm Leigh Day in a bid to help more women achieve equality at work.
The Equal Pay Service was set up with more than £300,000 from BBC journalist Carrie Gracie’s equal pay settlement in 2018 and is run by the Fawcett Society.
Leigh Day has acted for thousands of public sector workers and secured compensation running into the millions of pounds for its clients. Currently, its dedicated equal pay department represents thousands of supermarket workers in the biggest private sector equal pay claims.
The Equal Pay Advice Service (EPAS) will offer 10 hours of free legal help to women earning less than £30,000 pa who need to address a personal equal pay issue in their workplace.
Leigh Day will help and support EPAS clients to challenge their employer’s pay practices outside of the tribunal process. Lawyers on the team will aim to help women achieve equal pay without having to take their case to court.
Carrie Gracie said: “In 2021 it is as hard as ever for women to fight pay discrimination and I am thrilled that they have such powerful champions on their side. With Leigh Day joining Fawcett, the Equal Pay Advice Service is in the best possible hands.”