Female accountant wins £25,000 claim
Claim won on basis that male successor earned £8,000 more
Bridget Bodman, a former accountant at manufacturing company
API Group, has won a
£25,000 claim at an employment tribunal.
Bodman made her case based on the fact that her male successor earned £8,000
more than her.
She joined API in April 2000 as a group accountant and was promoted to
financial controller less than a year later.
Bodman’s successor was paid £8,000 more than her, as well as receiving an
£8,640 car allowance and additional benefits.
Jenny Watson, chair of the Equal
Opportunities Commission, which supported Bodman, said: ‘Equal pay is not
simply about people working side-by-side being paid the same salary for doing
the same job.’