10 Jan 2020

Samira Ahmed wins BBC equal pay case

The BBC could face a massive bill in back-pay after it lost a landmark employment case.

A tribunal found that presenter Samira Ahmed should have been paid as much as Jeremy Vine. He earned 3 thousand pounds per episode – six times more than what she received for her show.

The BBC claimed the presenters required different skills, including what they called a “glint in the eye”.  But that was dismissed by the tribunal in a damning judgement.