Samira Ahmed takes on the BBC in landmark equal pay case

Presenter claims unfair treatment after getting ‘one-sixth’ pay of Jeremy VineThe BBC presenter Samira Ahmed is to challenge the broadcaster in a landmark equal pay case on Monday, claiming she was paid 85% less than her male equivalent.Ahmed...

Samira Ahmed takes on the BBC in landmark equal pay case

Presenter claims unfair treatment after getting ‘one-sixth’ pay of Jeremy Vine

The BBC presenter Samira Ahmed is to challenge the broadcaster in a landmark equal pay case on Monday, claiming she was paid 85% less than her male equivalent.

Ahmed will demand hundreds of thousands of pounds in backpay for her work on the BBC programme Newswatch, which she has presented since 2012. She will claim that her male equivalent was Jeremy Vine for his work on the BBC’s Points of View between 2008 and 2018.

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