A former TalkTalk manager is suing the telecoms giant after allegedly learning she earned 40 per cent less than male colleagues doing the same job.
Rebecca Burke, 42, was paid a basic salary of £110,000 as she helped lead the company’s cyber security programme in the wake of a high-profile data breach.
The 42-year-old, who was made redundant in May 2017, claims three other programme directors had salaries an average of 40 per cent higher and were awarded at least 50 per cent more in bonuses.
A tribunal claim has been brought against TalkTalk on the grounds it breached equal pay law and dismissed her unfairly.
The three male comparators weren’t made redundant.
Which makes it slightly difficult, no? We might argue that the worst of the four was fired, the worst of the four got the least pay before the firing. The discrimination here is?