The corporation now faces a difficult decision on how best to deal with other similar claims and grievances. This is likely to result in a number of female employees being approached in the near future in respect of some relatively handsome settlements (and putting a big dent in "the licence fee pot").
It is important for all organisations who employ women and men in similar roles to consider their rates of pay, and to ensure that the same work is rewarded with equal pay.
The BBC has been warned to settle all outstanding equal pay claims or face further “self-harm” after Samira Ahmed won a landmark judgment against the corporation. An employment tribunal found in Ahmed’s favour after she argued that she deserved to be paid the same for presenting Newswatch as Jeremy Vine received for presenting Points of View. She is now in line for £700,000 in back pay.