Image copyright PA Media Image caption Ahmed (right) was accompanied by BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty on the tribunal’s first day Presenter Samira Ahmed has won the employment tribunal she brought against the BBC in a dispute over equal pay.Ahmed claimed she was underpaid for hosting audience feedback show Newswatch when compared with Jeremy Vine’s salary…

Samira Ahmed (right) and Naga Munchetty

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Ahmed (factual) turned into as soon as accompanied by BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty on the tribunal’s first day

Presenter Samira Ahmed has obtained the employment tribunal she brought against the BBC in a dispute over equal pay.

Ahmed claimed she turned into as soon as underpaid for net net hosting audience recommendations inform Newswatch when in contrast with Jeremy Vine’s wage for Points of Gaze.

The judgment mentioned “her work on Newswatch turned into as soon as treasure Jeremy Vine’s work on Points of Gaze below allotment 65(1) of the Equality Act 2010.”

She told the brand new hearing that she turned into as soon as owed nearly £700,000 in back pay.

But the BBC mentioned the two performed “very utterly different roles”.

The tribunal resulted in early November, and the judgment has apt method out.

Ahmed had told the tribunal she “also can no longer impress how pay for me, a lady, would perhaps be so powerful lower than Jeremy Vine, a person, for presenting very the same programmes and doing very the same work”.

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Samira Ahmed within the Newswatch studio in 2012

Vine bought £3,000 per episode for BBC One’s Points of Gaze between 2008 and 2018. Ahmed turned into as soon as paid lower than one sixth of that – £440 – for Newswatch, which is proven on the BBC News Channel and BBC Breakfast.

Ahmed argued that she had extra enter into the tales and scripts on her inform than Vine did in his, and her work required extra preparation time.

But the BBC mentioned there turned into as soon as a tall inequity between data programmes treasure Newswatch and leisure reveals treasure Points of Gaze.

As well they argued that Vine turned into as soon as greater-identified, citing audience study implemented in 2017 that found 71% folk recognised him, in contrast with 29% for Ahmed.

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Jeremy Vine hosted Points of Gaze for a decade till 2018

The BBC’s elegant personnel mentioned Ahmed turned into as soon as paid the the same as her Newswatch predecessor Ray Snoddy, who they mentioned turned into as soon as her pay comparator, somewhat than Vine.

But Ahmed’s closing submissions criticised the corporation’s witnesses and evidence.

She also mentioned BBC witnesses had been prepared to offer evidence “about matters that that they had minute data of” and that the corporation had “recurrently sought to invent utterly different unfair comments” about her credibility.

Ahmed also co-hosts BBC Radio 4 arts inform Entrance Row.

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