A KU PhD student and former senior executive at TalkTalk has brought the telecoms company to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal and paying her up to 40 per cent less than her male colleagues.
Samira Ahmed won her case against the BBC and will be paid £700,000 to make up the for the difference in her salary, which she was convinced she deserved. And to be honest, well done!
A leading BBC presenter has called on Kingston University students to be “vigilant” when they start work following a Kingston visiting Professor’s equal pay claim victory against the broadcaster.
This week, freelance journalist and Kingston journalism lecturer Samira Ahmed asks the question: Does British journalism have an attitude problem?
By Ashleigh Wight