Broadcaster Libby Purves has said the cost of gender pay disputes at the BBC “chokes creativity” and will harm the quality of the broadcaster’s output.
The employment tribunal judgment made against the BBC is likely to have “wider ramifications” for the industry, an employment lawyer has said.
The tribunal that found for Samira Ahmed in her dispute with the BBC dismissed the corporation’s argument that Jeremy Vine was paid more because his show needed a presenter with a “glint in the eye”.
Broadcaster Samira Ahmed has won her sex discrimination equal pay claim against the BBC, with the corporation facing dozens more cases.
Samira Ahmed has been praised by Carrie Gracie and others at the BBC for having the courage to go up against the corporation in an equal pay dispute.
Broadcaster Samira Ahmed has won her sex discrimination equal pay claim against the BBC.
A BBC executive described presenting work on a TV show previously hosted by Jeremy Vine as “easy money” during discussions about the presenter’s future pay.
Emily Maitlis has said her “heart goes out” to colleague Samira Ahmed during her employment tribunal.
Jeremy Vine’s agent urged BBC bosses to stop “bullying” his client and treating him “like a child” during talks to renew the broadcaster’s pay deal.
A senior BBC executive has argued the broadcaster was justified in paying presenter Samira Ahmed less than Jeremy Vine due to differences in news and entertainment shows.