We have launched an investigation into suspected past pay discrimination against women at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
About the investigation
Following complaints that female employees were not being paid the same as men for equal work, the BBC has voluntarily provided us with a large amount of information about its pay policies and practices.
After looking at all of the information, we suspect that some women at the organisation have not received equal pay for equal work.
We are using our powers under the Equality Act to open an investigation, which will look at whether BBC staff experienced unlawful pay discrimination from 1 January 2016.
We will look at formal and informal pay complaints raised with the BBC by staff to decide if there has been unlawful pay discrimination against women and whether complaints have been adequately resolved.
We hope to finish our investigation by the end of 2019. We will publish a report once the investigation is done, setting out our findings, any action we have taken and recommendations for the BBC.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2019