Glossary

  • Equal Pay Act 1972

    Legislation that prevents the unlawful payment of wages to employees based on their sex.

    Under the Equal Pay Act both men and women in the same or similar positions must have equal entitlement to the same wage, working conditions, benefits and opportunities for training, promotion and transfers. This means men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay.

    If an employer does not comply with the Equal Pay Act, the business may be subject to an audit and face penalties from the Employment Relations Authority.

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