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Trust faces sex discrimination claim

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1024
  1. Mark Hunter
  1. Leeds

    Five women consultant psychiatrists have launched a sex discrimination action against an NHS trust alleging that male consultants received pay deals worth up to £15 000 ($22 500) more than those offered to their female colleagues.

    The case will centre around perks and pay enhancements offered by the Foundation NHS Trust, which has since become part of the South Staffordshire NHS Trust.

    The women claim that the trust struck “sweetheart deals” with male consultants, offering them extra payments for working from home, making …

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