Pay structures

New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

You have the right to know how your pay is made up. For example, if your employer runs a bonus scheme, they must make it clear what you have to do to earn a bonus, and how the bonus is calculated.

Your employer must not discriminate against particular groups of people, for example, by giving smaller bonuses to women or people of a particular age. Ideally your employer should have some guidelines on the normal range of bonuses available.

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