May 11 - AM has worked hard on the allegation that we were not paying fairly and were discriminating on gender grounds.
Now nothing finally proves this - how do you compare a senior accounts team member (female) with a senior sales and contracts team member (male), and so on? The jobs are not the same.
And we also have an issue of what we can publish.
But we looked at the cases of the two who complained and could do enough comparison to suggest we're internally fair. We ignored comparing externally - we know the market biases against women!
The result was we think we can genuinely say 'not guilty' but we're both going to wait and sleep on it for the weekend just to make sure nothing else occurs to us. This is one we do not want to get wrong.
Oh, the joys of managing people.