Carrie Gracie reveals she was handed a paycheck on the BBC

Carrie Gracie reveals she was handed a paycheck on the BBC

Carrie Gracie revealed yesterday she was handed a £ 361,000 payout in her gender pay gap row with the BBC.

The presenter settled equal pay case in June following a long, bitter battle with the corporation.

The Original Salary of £ 135,000 as China Editor.

Miss Gracie donated the money to gender equality charity The Fawcett Society, which has set up a free legal aid service for women to fight workplace discrimination.

Carrie Gracie who became a key figure within the BBC as the driving force behind initiating change at the corporation over gender and equal pay issues

Carrie Gracie who became a key figure within the BBC as the driving force behind initiating change at the corporation over gender and equal pay issues

Carrie Gracie who became a key figure within the BBC as the driving force behind initiating change at the corporation over gender and equal pay issues

The 56-year-old, who has spent more than 30 years at the corporation, says she is on unpaid leave but is 'going back to the BBC and being a presenter again'.

She added: 'Some people said at the time they're going to sack you,' they did not sack me so well on the BBC for that. '

Her revelation comes after MPs found the BBC had discriminated against and underpaid scores of women because of 'invidious and opaque' culture at the top. In a Commons report last month, they said they had failed female workers and plunged the organization into a crisis of trust.

They added that women at the broadcaster live in 'fear' of their job.

TV presenter Carrie Gracie on the BBC News 24 programs in 2009

TV presenter Carrie Gracie on the BBC News 24 programs in 2009

TV presenter Carrie Gracie on the BBC News 24 programs in 2009

Miss Gracie quit as China editor in January, writing to open letter after discovering that North America editor Jon Sopel was on a salary band from £ 200,000 to £ 249,999 for an equal role.

During an appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain, she claimed that pay discrimination was 'embedded' in workplaces in the UK.

'We have more transparency,' she said. 'I just discovered the pay gap between me and my boyfriend because the BBC did not pay. How did that come? ".

'When I went to China, I said I wanted to pay and I find the men are earning between 50 and 100 per cent more. I just went off saying "You're going to pay me, are not you?"

'So, my message to everyone today is getting out there and trying to overcome the inhibition.

The presenter settled equal pay case in June following a long, bitter battle with the BBC

The presenter settled equal pay case in June following a long, bitter battle with the BBC

The presenter settled equal pay case in June following a long, bitter battle with the BBC

'It's your salary, it's your pension, it's your kid' future, it's all who comes after you. 'She went on:' It's a message to men: If you can, the conversation will be over. "," Do you mind telling me what you're doing? ".

Employers often try to 'cover up' and pay attention to what they are saying, said Miss Gracie.

The fluent Mandarin speaker has previously said the BBC did not deserve it as much as male counterpart as she was 'in development'.

Miss Gracie admitted it is' really unpleasant 'to complain about unequal pay because' Everyone says' Oh, she was probably worth less anyway '.

'Because it's like people believe their employer's got all the power. They're big, they're lawyered up, they know the game. '

The journalist, now the BBC is a 'mirror' for society.

'It's happening everywhere and not just in the media,' she warned. 'I had hundreds of emails, letters, cards. People stop me in the street, on the bus, on the railway platform to say, "What do I do? I'm being paid less ". These are women who already know they're less and do not know what to do about it. '

Miss Gracie what to do with Equal Pay Day, which if today, when women effectively start working for free until the end of the year because of the gender pay gap.

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