Equality and Human Rights Commission initiates full investigation into pay discrimination at the BBC using its full powers under the Equalities Acts of 2006 and 2010
The EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission) has announced that it has launched a full statutory investigation into the BBC’s record of pay discrimination.
The terms of reference (TOR) of the investigation state that the EHRC will be looking into specific specimen cases of historic unequal pay since 2016 up to the point at which the BBC took action to correct its discriminatory practice.
The TOR also make clear that this is a ‘no holds barred’ investigation using the full range of powers given to the EHRC under statute and that the EHRC will accept evidence submissions from members of the public as well as from current and past BBC employees. Any communications regarding the investigation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlike the misreported and heavily-covered discussion between the EHRC and the Labour Party, which the media has consistently described as an ‘investigation’ when no decision about launching one has been taken, this is a full, formal investigation into the BBC’s practices.
Apart from a mention or two on its website, the BBC appears to have ignored this actual investigation, as do many of the so-called ‘MSM’.
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