Samira Ahmed, who presents Radio 4 arts programme Front Row and Newswatch on the BBC’s news channel, is accusing the corporation of “failure to provide equal pay for equal value work”.
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Sam Smethers, chief executive of women’s rights organisation the Fawcett Society, said: “We are extremely concerned to see another equal pay case at the BBC and we understand that Samira Ahmed is not alone.
Last year, the BBC apologised to Carrie Gracie, its former China editor, and agreed a financial settlement with her after acknowledging she had been underpaid for years by comparison with male colleagues.
Ms Gracie resigned from her position last year, and accused the publicly funded broadcaster of discrimination and breach of equality law. She had been offered the job as China editor on the basis she would receive the same pay as her fellow international editors, but later discovered men working in the role received at least 50 per cent more.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an investigation into the BBC over suspected pay discrimination against women in March, with investigators looking at salaries dating back to the beginning of 2016.