Female accountant wins £25,000 claim

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.’

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